Basel, Switzerland and a number of other cities have a hospitality tax that is paid on any overnight stay at a hotel, motel, short term rental, etc. Each guest receives a pass that gives unlimited access to public transit options for the time of the stay. This increases ridership, promotes sustainable methods of getting around, keeps car off the roads (especially ones with people who don't know their way around), and it helps subsidize the public transit networks for those who live here full-time.

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Brent G 6 months ago

Including short term rentals seems odd since they're more diverse in location and more likely to not even be near the public transit options. But something like this for downtown hotels that actually funds a more robust public transit system would be a nice idea.

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John Bowers 3 months ago

this is very interesting, not sure where/how this would work for us, but I like it... keep ideas like this coming lol. Is this something that would be in agreement with hotels downtown or something like that? How is this implemented?

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Gregory Combs 29 days ago

Each guest receives a pass that gives unlimited access to public transit options for the time of the stay http://www.vigpower-capsule.web.id/obat-sakit-pinggang-di-apotik/

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Nicholas Littlejohn Nicholas Littlejohn at March 23, 2017 at 8:32pm CDT

Awesome idea..does the city even take good ideas anymore?

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Laura Swarbrick at March 24, 2017 at 12:20pm CDT

Katrina, I'd like to hear more about why this is needed, and I'm also puzzled as to why this comment is showing up under comments about hospitality tax. In general this sounds good.

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