Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cost of #freetransit in Edmonton would be $160/year per household, councillor

He said he got the idea after hearing from a family of four that claims they spend $3,000 a year on transit.

“It turns out that if we went solely with a property tax hike — which is not what I’m recommending — but if we did that, it would cost, on average, households $160 a year. And everybody gets free transit all the time.”

Part of Paquette’s research looked at studies from Europe where fare-free public transit (FFPT) was done to remove vehicles from the road to reduce emissions.