Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cleveland’s public transportation a model for Michigan

macombdaily: "Critics of public transportation attack the subsidies required to operate it. To our knowledge, no municipal transit system can operate without a subsidy. Fares are insufficient.

But we have a good idea of what a working regional transit system provides in other ways: It attracts employers and development. It makes a city more livable, and sometimes even more lovable.

Perhaps more of us need to visit Cleveland, a city that seems to have rediscovered mass transit and carried it off very well. If we make that trip, we might park the car and check out the sights and the dining via public transportation. And if we do, perhaps we should share the experience with the doubters around us."

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