4 days ago
According to Columbus officials, transit ridership to and from downtown doubled in the years since the city implemented a free transit pass program.
September 7, 2020, 5am PDT
The city of Paris is taking another step to entice more people out of cars and onto transit.
July 6, 2020, 7am PDT
New legislation by Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) would also target fare enforcement on the nation's transit systems.
February 25, 2020, 6am PST
On March 1, Luxembourg will be the first country in the world to make all its public transit free to ride.
February 18, 2020, 10am PST
The program would allow transit agencies throughout the state to eliminate or reduce fares.
Greater Greater Washington
January 20, 2020, 9am PST
In case anyone was getting carried away with the idea of fare-free transit, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has some cold water to pour on the conversation.
January 9, 2020, 7am PST
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell tries to predict the big ideas and trends that will dominate the discussion about the future of land use, planning, and development in the first year of the new decade.
December 29, 2019, 1pm PST
Kansas City, Missouri will be the largest U.S. city to operate a fare-free system that officials say will make transit more accessible.
December 19, 2019, 8am PST
A county commissioner is asking for a study of fare-free transit programs in Kansas City and Salt Lake City to inform the potential implementation fo a similar program in the South Florida county.
December 6, 2019, 9am PST
While the details of funding are undetermined, Kansas City, Missouri took a monumental step in the history of U.S. public transit yesterday.
July 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The pros and cons of fare-free transit involve a range of issues, from operations logistics and outcomes to costs and fiscal priorities.
May 30, 2019, 8am PDT
The Sacramento City Council could ensure that more students arrive at school every day, as future lifelong transit riders, by offering free public transit.
February 26, 2018, 1pm PST
Brussels is the latest city to provide incentives for commuters willing to take transit in the name of air quality.
January 19, 2018, 1pm PST
The Utah Transit Authority ran a one-time Fare-Free-Friday in December, thanks to sponsorship by the Salt Lake City Council and the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office. Another sponsor will be needed to support any future iterations of Fare-Free-Friday.
August 8, 2017, 8am PDT
Downtown businesses are helping fund an innovative program to get more downtown workers out of their cars and onto public transit.
March 15, 2017, 7am PDT
A program under consideration by the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District could be the envy of central business district's all over the country.
June 21, 2013, 9am PDT
Mass demonstrations in Brazil over the past week were sparked by increases to bus fares. But what if buses were free? The Economist makes the argument that, to improve service and decrease congestion, we should study making buses and subways free.
February 19, 2013, 2pm PST
In January of this year, Tallinn (pop. 423,000) became the first European capital and the largest European city to provide public transit free of charge to its residents. So far, the experiment has proven a success.
October 31, 2012, 6am PDT
Jean-Francois Mayet, the mayor of Châteauroux, introduced free ridership in a bid to turn around his town's failing transit system. Eleven years later, total ridership has increased 208 percent. Henry Grabar examines whether free transit is scalable.
January 19, 2010, 10am PST
Despite the downward trend in public services like transit, the city of Baltimore in opening a free transit line.