How to Make Money
Money is earned by transporting passengers and cargo.
The faster people and cargo travel, the higher the revenue.
The farther people and cargo travel, the higher the revenue.
For purposes of revenue calculation, distances are measured “as the crow flies” between the pick-up point and the drop-off point.
Empty vehicles aren’t earning any revenue so minimize the portion of the time vehicles run empty.
One method of doing this is to have vehicles that deliver raw materials carry finished goods on their return journey (or at least a portion of it)
When constructing complex networks, an upfront investment is generally needed. This might result in a loss for the first couple of months, but may pay off later.
If you run out of money, you can borrow more in the finance window. Be aware that you have to pay interest, so it’s a good idea to pay back as soon as possible. In Hard Mode interest rates are higher.