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Thomas Day

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Thomas Day is a senior consultant with Intueor Consulting, managing the company's research and communications. His commentaries have appeared in The Washington Post, on CNN.com and in Mass Transit and Passenger Transport magazines.

Day holds degrees from Penn State University, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Harris School. He can be reached at day@intueor.com.

The new infrastructure bill could make buses and trains faster, cleaner and more reliable. But it will take bold local policies to fill them with passengers.
Making public transit free might seem a crazy idea, but it has benefits that can outweigh the costs. It's widespread in Europe, and more American transit agencies should give it a serious look.