If you think I have anything wittier to add here, I don’t. Public transit should be free. The pluses far outweigh the minuses, and if the pandemic has taught us any one thing*, it’s that all of our institutions are vulnerable to attack from an actual virus; and if our institutions are vulnerable, then the people who rely on them are more so. This is a no-brainer.
You can read my** piece over at Mic.
*Narrator: “It has taught us many more things than just one.”
**Long-gestating, months-in-the-works, etc ,etc.