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Re: Doubling the subway fare in 1948

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Sun Apr 14 21:46:33 2019, in response to Re: Doubling the subway fare in 1948, posted by Stephen Bauman on Sun Apr 14 21:22:49 2019.

So my clearly obsolete ## were in fact based on comments in Joel Garreau's Edge Cities. obviously, I do not contest the numbers you reference, although I wonder if the bulk of the Asian systems showing profit follow the HK model of real estate support.
As to WWII (1945) gas rationing, tire rationing, full employment--my mother for instance had both a day job and an evening job are why nearly every transit operation in the US set records back then. She was required to commute all the way home from the day job and then back to the evening office although they were 4-5 blocks apart--War Dept orders. Point is she ended up doubling her presence in the statistics.
BTW, Caltrain the rail line from SF south to San Jose, overtook its
WWII rider records a decade or so back--Sillicon Valley employees living in SF giving them a nearly perfectly balanced commuter market so essentially no deadhead runs.

Notwithstanding the potential for break even or profit, my ideological belief is that high fares are wrong.


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