Alain Bertaud Writes Regular Column

for Caos Planejado


Senior Fellow Alain Bertaud is a regular columnist for Caos Planejado, a Brazilian nonprofit disseminating urban content. A recent column, “Does Free Urban Transport Make Sense?” was cross-published in City Journal:

By introducing free transit, municipalities hope to persuade car drivers to switch to public transportation, reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, thus meeting the sustainability objective...

...Of course, there is no such thing as “free” transport. Somebody always pays. The challenge is, therefore, to find an economic justification for spreading the cost of public transportation among people who do not use the service.

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