This is unbelievable. For years, DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) has been trying to up its ridership. They even had to increase their prices because not enough people were riding. Now that gas prices have increased (though they've come back down quite a bit), people have started to park their cars in order to ride the DART rail.
And guess what... Now, DART wants to start charging for people to park in their parking lots because they're too full and they want to weed people out! Isn't that ridiculous!!?? They finally get people riding the train though they haven't been able to get people to ride it in years, and now they want to penalize people for riding it, and in essence, stop people from riding it who don't want to pay to park.
But get this, the cities where the DART goes through has already been paying for the DART in their taxes all these years, so they're trying to come up with a solution to possibly not charge people who live within the cities who already pay for it, and make the people coming in from other cities pay to park.
I don't ride the DART, but if I did, I would be one waving my hand to speak. There is no way I'm going to pay to park when I've been paying taxes all these years to help create the system. There is no way I would pay $3 a day to ride the train then another amount like $2 a day to park. That's $5 a day, and that costs more than the gas you would save to drive downtown to work.
It makes no sense, and when people run the numbers to see if riding is actually saving them money, all those parking lots will be empty once again!
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