Slice of Life # 3: Adopt a Subway Stop

Idea: Mass transit budgets seem to be one of the first budgets politicians raid in times of economic troubles. There doesn’t seem to be a tremendous amount of private money in public transportation. Though private investment typically sacrifices some control over the system, it also could offer much needed financial security so that transit budgets could focus on smart expansion instead of upkeep.

Why not auction some of the established stops on bus and light rail system as part of an “adopt-a-stop” program. Who know’s what possibilities exist. Balance is important, but I’m sure some corporate messaging is a good trade off when the alternative is a dilapidated subway stop. Oh, and can we explore this idea more?


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