Ok, Seriously, All You “Let’s Make it Free People”

I was watching the Video of the Transit Rider’s Union Meeting and the topic of making transit free.

I have one basic serious question, as this suggestion just seems absurd from a million different perspectives.  The largest issue though is simply,

Where is the money going to come from to maintain the little bit of transit we have if the fare is removed?

I have some other questions that aren’t as pivotal as that single question.

The new induced demand, at least in Portland that free transit would provide, how is that going to be met?  Technically there doesn’t seem to actually be a way to do this, physically.

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