Free Ride

Ognibene, Peter J.
March 1974
New Republic;3/16/74, Vol. 170 Issue 11, p10
Focuses on the portion of the highway trust fund set aside by the U.S. Congress to be spent on metropolitan bus and train lines. Increase in the share of federal matching funds; Failure of bus and train lines to keep pace with migration of people and businesses to the suburbs; Benefit that Seattle, Washington will get from higher federal subsidy; Cost-cutting measures of railroads; Initiatives to promote public transportation; Use of tax revenues on capital improvements.


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