Raise the gas tax for mass transit

I think the point that you make in your article about taxing those who can least afford it by raising mass transit fares is a good one ("Keeping fares fair," March 30). Unfortunately, some people think everyone should have to pay their own way and subsidies shouldn't be supported. However, in this case a small increase in the tax on gasoline of a penny or even a few cents may offset the need to increase the fare for transit riders and enable them to go to jobs and be gainfully employed.

Neil Safeer, Pikesville

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