The Economist: "Fort Wayne expects to lose $2.5m from its school-transport budget in the coming year (and is forbidden to spend money from other funds on buses, or to charge fees for school transport). Local officials further reduce funds for schools by offering tax breaks to attract businesses, and by diverting property taxes to economic-development schemes. Four other school districts in Indiana have served formal notice that they may scrap bus services."In the US suburbs there is no public transit. Outside the housing development, suburbs are unwalkable. But "good schools" are one of the main attractions of sprawl. So, for safety, with few exceptions, children have to ride a yellow school bus. Now, there is no money left. Sprawl subsidy is unsustainable.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
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