Posts tagged with 'tax'
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New York’s Plan to Save Subway Seen as a Test for New Ways to Support Transit
New York’s Plan to Save Subway Seen as a Test for New Ways to Support Transit
For the first time in over two decades, transit ridership in New York City is on a downward trend—and we should have seen it coming. Once a trailblazer for investment in mass transit, New York’s subway system is starting to ...
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Mumbai's streets are filled with heavily polluting older vehicles. Now the government has given a disincentive to drive these gas-guzzlers. Photo via Jason Turner.
Taxing for a Greener Mumbai
At the beginning of this month, the Maharashtra government approved a “green tax” on older, less efficient vehicles, as the Hindu reported. The tax affects commercial vehicles over eight years old and private vehicles over 15 years old. Around 2.1 ...
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Evening rush hour traffic outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai. Photo by Vikas Hotwani.
The Next Big Challenge: Latent Demands for Personal Transport Ready to Explode
Rising income levels means paving way to latent aspirations of a rising consumer class. A positive change indeed, but is our infrastructure equipped for the latest additions?