Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Economists generally hate mass transit, at least in the US. Mostly because despite what's poltically correct, mass transit is usually horribly inefficient. The latest study as reported by freaknomics Mass Transit Hysteria: Full Transcript finds that outside of New York, since most buses and trains run mostly empty, the average mass transit rider generates more emissions than the average driver. Not to mention that the previous studies that finds that mass transit riders tend to have double the commute time.