Sunday, April 20, 2008

Reclaiming the Streets

Larry Littlefield writes that if motorists refuse to tax themselves to reduce congestion and pay for the road space they use, we'll just have to transfer their road space to uses that serve more taxpayers.


Adron said...

I like the premise of this idea.

Pay for what you use, or we'll allocate it to others who might.

hmm, still some holes, but it sounds a lot better than the models we currently have.

Cap'n Transit said...

It's certainly possible, one day, to have buses pay for the bridges and roads they use, once the playing field is leveled by removing the subsidies to private auto use.

In the meantime, I'll settle for "Pay what you use, or we'll allocate it more equitably among the taxpayers." I'm a social-justice kind of guy, so I'd even go for "Pay what you use, or we'll take it away from you and give it to people who actually need the subsidy."