Friday, January 11, 2008

What’s Fare is Fair

From a fiscal point of view I’m not sure the “Everyone Over 65 Rides Free” plan is the best for mass transit. For one thing, not everyone over 65 needs that break. Probably most don’t. And we want to, in my opinion, encourage ridership among the young(er) too.

However, I think any person over 65 (or 70, whatever) that turns in their driver’s license (or doesn’t have one already) should be allowed to ride for free. This might help get some of the elderly drivers, who should not be driving, off the road.

Off-topic, but somewhat related: Did you know that the SMTD has a Wikipedia entry?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now that's a good idea.

They'd have to be Illinois residents too. The DMV database could verify no DL, and the photo ID pass could be issued.