Businesses should be required to charge a carbon tax for the pollution and congestion they created it.They can have parking cash out for employees that use transit and stop rewarding people to drive.Free parking discourages transit use.Too many green space is paved for parking which pollute the water and pollute the air .Too many businesses are expanding and moving to the suburbs creating more congestion and force people to drive more .Built TOLL and charge higher fares for transit users living outside the beltway.TC is the only area with standard fares for everyone regardless of the distance.Commuter routes are expensive to operate because they are one-way services with mostly deadhead hours creating more pollution.
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Improve air quality through efficiency and reduction of polluting factors from both commercial/industrial (e.g. manufacturing, power plants), and individuals (e.g. automobiles, home energy usage).
People/businesses need to see the true cost of parking to help conserve energy and combat pollution and traffic. The current developments are not conductive for transit/walking/biking .It is wasteful and discourages people from walking with promote obesity.