Funding File: Columbus

Today we begin a new series intended to generate discussion about innovative ways to fund transit. The mayor of Columbus, Ohio, has proposed funding a new streetcar line with a 4% surcharge on event tickets. People paying the surcharge would get a free ride on the system in exchange. Granted, this system is an 2.8-mile urban circulator, not a 12-mile commuter-length system that has been proposed here… but money is money. Check the full article for the rest of the mayor’s funding laundry list.


2 Comments so far

  1. laughing in JOCO April 1st, 2008 12:04 am

    yeah, do that…add a tax to the venue tickets that are already outrageously taxed and surcharged…THAT will be a SURE way to cause people to rethink going down there!

    You can’t even afford to fix the streets over there, and yet you continue to carry this ridiculous fantasy around with you!

  2. Dave April 1st, 2008 7:28 am

    yet people continue to pay the outrageous taxes and surcharges anyway and swarm downtown (even without events) now that there’s stuff to do that they would never find in the suburbs. moving on…