On the ‘net: The Death of Transit

To tie the two situations together, public transport and transit providers lose money for the same reason — people are willing to pay for what they see and enjoy, not for the means required to get to it. Hence toll roads are a hated part of life, regardless of the access they provide to services, while no-one seems to mind paying a much steeper price at the pump in the form of taxes on fuel. Just as public transportation isn’t a compelling “sell” for most people, transit isn’t a compelling “sell.” People want to watch funny cat videos; they don’t much care about how those cat videos are delivered. There are, of course, several other problems interacting with the disappearance of transit into the inner workings of the web browser and app. —CircleID