Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jobs and Free Transit!

How Does Free And Accessible Transit Create New And Better Jobs?

An expanded transportation system provides more jobs. A large part of the manufacturing infrastructure in Ontario and elsewhere - made idle by the shift in private production to lower wage areas for higher profits - means that those capacities
can be harnessed for the production of new and advanced mass transit vehicles, components, construction of routes and other parts of a new accessible transit system. This means a shift towards public ownership of manufacturing,
more jobs, and employees with more democratic input into the work that they do. Just as original
subways, buses and streetcars were financed by issuing Ontario bonds, this can be done today- without burdening current and future generations with the profits paid out to private interests. And new jobs will expand the tax base.

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