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Some questions:

1) The a writer says that alternative forms of transportation are essential for the future. Why and what is the source of that opinion?

2) A growth of 89.6% is indeed impressive but based on what beginning? It's easy to have a large increase if the baseline is low. Is using a statistic to paint a positive picture appropriate without context?

3) Why has the growth occurred? Is it because of low cost and would that change if the system wasn't heavily subsidized? Would people still use and/or would growth occur if the riders had to pay market prices?

Rather than a puff piece would the readership be better served by an investigative report that sought answers to questions without starting with an opinion?

April 14, 2013 at 8:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

/guidelines/ -- Community discussion guidelines

Some questipons:
1) The a writer says that alternative forms of transportation are essential for the future. Why and what is the source of that opinion?

2) A growth of 89.6% is indeed impressive but based on what beginning? It's easy to have a large increase if the baseline is low. Is using a statistic to paint a positive picture appropriate without context?

3) Why has the growth occurred? Is it because of low cost and would that change if the system wasn't heavily subsidized? Would people still use and/or would growth occur if the riders had to pay market prices?

Rather than a puff piece would the readership be better served by an investigative report that sought answers to questions without starting with an opinion?

April 14, 2013 at 8:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )