Can a bare infinitive come after ‘than’?
The transportation industry has always done more than carry travelers from one destination to another.
I think it would be appropriate to have “to carry” or “carrying” after ‘than’. Can anyone explain why ‘carry’ comes out?
The following is some of the text that contains the sentence above.
There is nothing more fundamental to the human spirit than the need to be mobile. It is the intuitive force that sparks our imaginations and opens pathways to life-changing opportunities. It is the catalyst for progress and personal freedom. Public transportation has been vital to that progress and freedom for more than two centuries. The transportation industry has always done more than carrying travelers from one destination to another. It connects people, places, and possibilities. It provides access to what people need, what they love, and what they aspire to become. In so doing, it grows communities, creates jobs, strengthens the economy, expands social and commercial networks, saves time and energy, and helps millions of people achieve a better life.