• To Subsidize or Not to Subsidize Public Transport: That Is the Question

    The TransMilenio bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Bogotá, Colombia (pictured above) is one of the leading examples of sustainable transport worldwide. The city is currently considering subsidizing student fares. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil. Subsidizing users’ fares for public transport may sound like a great idea, and often there are good economic reasons for doing so. In all industrialized and many developing countries, urban transport systems are subsidized with public funds in order...

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