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The End of Traffic (and pollution, lost productivity, and traffic injuries)

Mathematician Charles Komanoff makes a spectacular attempt to value the externalities of transportation: pollution, wear and tear on roads, lost productivity due to increased traffic delays, etc.

One example: Komanoff argues that New York City busses should be free because the time lost to passengers fumbling for change and transit passes costs the city more than the busses collect in fares. The bus and all of its passengers have to wait for each person at each stop to board and pay. The stopped busses block the cars behind them. These cars stay on the road longer and compound traffic issues especially at rush hour. This all adds up to billions of dollars in lost productivity for New Yorkers every year. And don't even get me started on single occupancy cars.

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