'These "positive externalities" need to be highlighted to gain public support for free transit,'
October 1, 2010 8:49 AM Subscribe
Should All Public Transit Be Free?
Following the examples of programs in several US cities
, Erik Olin Wright, a professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, believes that switching a free form of public transportation would lead to a number of beneficial side effects. Including reduced air pollution, more efficient labor markets, and less congested highways.