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    Why can't public transport just be like roads? We pay our taxes, they get built and then we just get to use them as we please, except for the odd exception.

    I use the roads all the time on my bike and no one charges me :dontknow:
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    What?

    That's called infrastructure...
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    eh?

    But if you use a bus, there's petrol to pay and the driver has to be paid. No such thing if you use your bike.
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    Because it's privatised, and more expensive. Also, you have to pay for a car.
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    Because freedom.






    (It might actually make people WANT to use public transport)
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    We have communism with roads already. I walked on one today free of charge.
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    You pay road tax no?
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    Wut?
    Public transport is privately owned, then there's maintenance costs which are much higher then those of roads. Am I misinterpreting what you're saying?
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    I am sure there might be countries where it is free, like N Korea perhaps?
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    (Original post by Zargabaath)
    Wut?
    Public transport is privately owned, then there's maintenance costs which are much higher then those of roads. Am I misinterpreting what you're saying?
    Where as roads are not? Make public transport like roads.

    Come on guys. It's good on a global warming front as well.
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    (Original post by ODES_PDES)
    I am sure there might be countries where it is free, like N Korea perhaps?
    Roads are free over there as well :eek3:

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    You pay road tax no?
    I don't.

    I ride my bike on the roads like a filthy commie nonetheless
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    eh?

    But if you use a bus, there's petrol to pay and the driver has to be paid. No such thing if you use your bike.
    Where do you think roads come from? The road fairy? They have to be built, maintained. Roads are made from oil. It costs money :fuhrer:

    Ok, I'll meet you half way. We all bay a little but to use a bus to help pay the driver (automated buses = no driver) and fuel costs. But it isn't a profit driven enterprise.

    What if we replaced all buses with automated driverless trams? Driverless trains? Driveerless tube.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Where as roads are not? Make public transport like roads.

    Come on guys. It's good on a global warming front as well.
    I thought roads are owned by the local authority?
    Either way, as much as I'd really like a state-funded public transport system, I think there's more important public services that could do with the money right now
 
 
 
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