| ||Ask HN: How would you make public transit profitable / create more value?|
36 points by JayNeely on Jan 22, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 104 comments |
|Reading the discussion on http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1069703 got me thinking about the fiscal crisis I keep seeing transportation authorities having. Both the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay) and MTA (NY Metro) systems, in my area of the world, have staggering debt and frequent problems, and I've heard about similar problems elsewhere.|
From what I can tell, their main sources of revenue are vehicle / station advertising, fares, and in-station rents for business venues.
How would you improve or add to these revenues?
Update: There's a lot of (possibly justified) cynicism in some of the responses received so far. Maybe a better way of looking at this is:
How would you have public transit create more value?
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