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Rail Executive: Five years age we discontinued train service between Lamberton and its suburbs because low ridership caused total fares collected to be substantially lower than the cost of operating the service it is true that recent population growth in the suburban communities suggests increased potential ridership, nevertheless since most of the newer residents own automobiles, restoring the train service this year would still result in serious deficits

Which of the following ,if true casts the most serious doubt on the rail executive's argument?

A-once train service along a given route has been discontinued ,there are substantial start-up costs associated with restoring service along that route
B-most of the new residents of Lamberton's suburbs do not need to travel into Lamberton regularly for shopping or recreation
C-if train service were restored this with increased hours of service there would not be an increase mcrease in total ridership
D-A survey conducted last year showed that few people living in Lamberton or its suburbs support increased public funding for mass transportation
E-Recently there have been sharp increases in parking fees in Lamberton and in highway tolls on major commuter routes

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Originally posted by 23a2012 on 27 Mar 2015, 08:13.
Last edited by carcass on 29 Mar 2015, 10:23, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 27 Mar 2015, 08:20
23a2012 wrote:
Rail Executive: Five years age we discontinued train service between Lamberton and its suburbs because low ridership caused total fares collected to be substantially lower than the cost of operating the service it is true that recent population growth in the suburban communities suggests increased potential ridership, nevertheless since most of the newer residents own automobiles, restoring the train service this year would still result in serious deficits

Which of the following ,if true casts the most serious doubt on the rail executive's argument?

A-once train service along a given route has been discontinued ,there are substantial start-up costs associated with restoring service along that route
B-most of the new residents of Lamberton's suburbs do not need to travel into Lamberton regularly for shopping or recreation
C-if train service were restored this with increased hours of service there would not be an increase mcrease in total ridership
D-A survey conducted last year showed that few people living in Lamberton or its suburbs support increased public funding for mass transportation
E-Recently there have been sharp increases in parking fees in Lamberton and in highway tolls on major commuter routes
this choice tells us that due to increase in pkg fees and tolls, its likely that the automobiles will not be used and people will travel by rails... correct


Hi 23a2012,
the coloured portion in Q stem is the conclusion..
ans E
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Re: Rail Executive: Five years age we discontinued train service between  [#permalink]

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New post 24 Apr 2017, 06:48
the idea here (to simplify) is basically: public transportation between 2 places has stopped b/c of insufficient revenue. in 1 of those places, the population is growing, so maybe it makes sense bringing back public transportation? No, b/c a majority of these ppl have their own cars.

Break the idea that people will stop using public transportation b/c of new cars:
- what if gas prices went through the roof (expensive)?
- what if parking tickets and fees became overly expensive?
etc.

therefore, E is correct
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