Transportation officials in the greater San Francisco area have been debating a proposal to provide free public transit for low-income youth. They are now considering the possibility of basing fares on income, rather than age or disability.
Dec 4, 2012 San Francisco Examiner
Is there a difference between the two most common fare structures in public transit?
Oct 23, 2010 TheCityFix
A couple of weeks ago, I was on a bus in Chicago and noticed
something that I had not noticed before- that how you paid to get on the bus
affected how long you took to get on the bus. Opinion
Aug 13, 2010 By
They litter almost every subway entrance - the ubiquitous, value-exhausted plastic MetroCards. Yet, MetroCards are refillable. Now MTA has devised a simple, revenue-producing measure that would reduce the litter by adding a $1 fee to new cards.
Jul 11, 2010 New York Post
With 100 percent subsidies, transit agencies could drop the pretense of being businesses and serve many more people -- or so proponents say. Agencies aren't so sure.
Nov 24, 2009 InTransition Magazine
Turnstiles are coming to the Los Angeles subway. Some say the move will help raise revenue for the city's transit authority, given its recent increases in ridership.
Sep 7, 2009 Next American City
The largest free mass transit area in the U.S. is changing its rules next year, when it will start charging people to ride the bus.
Aug 14, 2009 The Oregonian
A debate over the MBTA fare hike will begin soon in earnest, focusing on whether the MBTA needs money.
Jun 16, 2009 The Boston Globe
Transit agencies spend a lot of money to make money. In many cases, the amount spent equals or even surpasses the amount they bring in from fares. So why charge them at all? Dave Olsen takes a look at Fare-Free transit, what's holding it back, and how to make it a reality. Exclusive
Feb 23, 2009 By
Ridership is up on transit in the Twin Cities. Fewer cars are being sold, and tax revenues are down. With little funding expected to fill the gap, transit fare increases may be on the horizon.
Feb 5, 2009 Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune