I don’t know the answer but if I had control over part of this market, and was highly motivated by profit (fortunately for the world, neither is the case), I know what I’d be thinking…
Unless I’ve misunderstood what you’re saying, I’d like to point out that many poor people are…
Chris M

There are several guards against this — number one is that the public owns the roadways, and it’s illegal for the public to divest its roadways to a private party.

The largest provision the public agency can provide to a private interest is a concession for a private party to operate the roadway. This suggests that for such a situation to occur as you imply, the public agency would be complicit.

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