The people that ride it, come out fine, but the entire system runs at that deficit. Even when every seat was full, it lost money at the cost of the TAXPAYERS....US. What's so hard to understand about that? All of the taxpayers pay for something that only a small percentage can use? Is there not an issue there? It has the capacity to carry 1% of Plano traffic...
I'm talking Dallas. I don't know about other cities.
I can see a "circle of life" here that sounds(or is) on the socialism side about the taxpayers paying this.
I'm going to ass
ume, most people that use the DART system are in the lower class that couldn't afford to drive their own car everyday to work. Without DART, they would not be able to get to place of employment with their current pay to work for a small business. This would prevent the small business to be able to grow to meet it's customers demand by either paying more salary for the price of travel, or just laying off the people entirely. This is turn could potentially put the business out of business, allowing the competition to raise the price of goods or service's to the consumer. Raising the unemployment rate, which then more of taxpayers money paying for more unemployment. Not to mention the loss of income tax of the business which the taxpayers also have to make up for. So on and so on.
So it comes down to which is better for the economy? To "lose" a few million a month of middle-upper class taxpayers money, or a hurting economy because no one can get to their jobs?
Besides, isn't all "taxes" considered a loss. Aren't taxes primarily in place to help better the community. If people riding buses helps keeps job, and keep more cars off the road for better commute to those that do drive cars, isn't it doing it's job?
I'm really just talking out of my ass for the sake of an argument, ignore if you want.
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