Beijing's Subway Fare Increase, Justified --> los chinos también obligados a subir tarifa.

Beijing's Subway Fare Increase, Justified --> los chinos también obligados a subir tarifa.

Passengers are crowded during rush hour at Guomao Station of Beijing, China’s subway. In an effort to mitigate congestion, poor quality of service, and costly subsidies, Beijing’s municipal government has proposed a subway fare increase. Photo by Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr. Beijing’s subway system – one of the longest in the world at 469 kilometers (289 miles) of track – is confronted by excessive congestion and costly government subsidies. In an extremely controversial move, the city government has decided to increase the standard subway fare, currently fixed at 2 Yuan (USD $0.33) per trip. If the proposal survives an upcoming public hearing, Beijing will join the ranks of cities like São Paulo, Brazil and Mexico City, Mexico in raising fares for public transport. A heaping of public outcry regarding the fare increase and the subway system’s poor service has erupted since...

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