Transit Fares

November 24, 2009, 11am PST
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.
InTransition Magazine
September 7, 2009, 5am PDT
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.
Next American City
August 14, 2009, 6am PDT
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.
The Oregonian
June 16, 2009, 5am PDT
A debate over the MBTA fare hike will begin soon in earnest, focusing on whether the MBTA needs money.
The Boston Globe
Feature
February 23, 2009, 5am PST

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
February 5, 2009, 11am PST
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.
Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune
December 9, 2008, 9am PST
The MTA rescue plan, with its new East & Harlem River bridge tolls and first-ever, 12-county transit payroll tax cleared a major political hurdle by winning the crucial support of NY Gov' Paterson. Winning support from mayor, outer boroughs remains.
The New York Times
December 4, 2008, 8am PST
A rescue package for New York’s debt-ridden M.T.A. includes two new revenue generators: first-ever tolls for the East and Harlem River bridges, and a 12-county, corporate payroll tax, to supplement fare and toll increases and transit service cuts.
The New York Times
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