Amtrak Cascaded

Revised Amtrak Mandate Could Allow for 'Paradigm-Shifting' Changes

Language in the new infrastructure bill calls for the agency to prioritize ridership and service levels over profitability.

August 22, 2021 - Governing


The Benefits of Transit Fare Capping

There's more than one way to incentive transit ridership with fare capping.

September 3, 2019 - Steven Can Plan

Chicago Commuter Rail

Chicago's Metra Will Build a 95th Street Station

Metra’s Electric line is one of the few places where Chicago’s commuter rail owns the tracks. Transit advocates have lobbied for years for the service to be run more like traditional public transit.

August 9, 2019 - Curbed Chicago

BART Station

Opinion: Here’s Hoping the New BART Inspector General Can Help Get the Agency Back on Track

BART is a financial and operational mess, and its new inspector general has a slew of major issues to tackle.

July 20, 2019 - The Mercury News


No Fare Hikes for Chicago in 2019 Budget

The Chicago Transit Agency 2019 includes a flyover at the Belmont train station, rehabs for two Blue Line stops, and Red and Purple Line modernizations, among other things.

October 27, 2018 - Streetsblog

Bus Shelter

Whistler's Secret to Transit Success: Reduced Fares and Free Rides

Faced with a booming population and heavy peak traffic during tourists seasons, Whistler decided to make transit much more affordable—ridership increased as a result.

December 30, 2017 - CBC News

Chicago Transit

Chicago Transit Authority Approves Fare Hike

The Chicago Transit Authority Board voted unanimously to raise fares, despite shrinking ridership.

December 20, 2017 - Chicago Tribune

QLine Detroit

Ridership Drops As Detroit's QLine Streetcar Starts Charging

Since Detroit's new streetcar system started charging, ridership has dropped. Those who are riding aren't necessarily paying anyways.

September 28, 2017 - Crain's Detroit Business

New York Subway

Another Fare Increase Coming to New York Transit

Expect a decision on how much the New York MTA plans to raise fares by January 2017.

November 18, 2016 - The New York Times

Delaware River Port Authority Approves Discount for Frequent Drivers

With some extra cash on hand (rare, isn't it?) the Delaware River Port Authority will offer a discount for drivers that cross authority bridges 18 times a month. But what about transit riders?

November 22, 2015 - philly.com

Comparing Taxi, Transportation Network Company Fares Reveals the 'Cost of Loyalty'

An app that compares fares across transportation network company platforms reveals several lessons about the state of competition in this new transportation frontier.

November 1, 2014 - Architect This City

Should Transit Systems Break from the Low Fare Orthodoxy?

A proposal for a radical reinvention of the fare structure for the country's transit systems—one that balances the cost of transit with that of driving, generates more revenue from fares, and enables more capital investments.

July 15, 2014 - CityLab

How a Private-Sector Approach Can Save Your Transit System

Is your city's transit agency caught in a cycle of rising fares, declining service, and chronic financial problems? Mark Aesch has used an innovative approach to turn around the bus systems in Rochester and Detroit. Could it work in your city?

July 19, 2013 - The Atlantic Cities

Is A Mass Transit Bailout the Right Move?

National Journal asks its panel of transportation experts whether mass transit agencies really deserve $2 billion in emergency operating aid.

June 3, 2010 - National Journal

High Speed, High Price

As China Expands its high speed rail system, some of the country's rural poor have criticized the trains for being too expensive.

May 22, 2010 - Global Times

Comparing Subway Fares From Around the World

This post from Treehugger compares subway fares from around the world.

July 2, 2009 - Treehugger

Lowering Transit Fares and Raising Revenue

Unlike the public transit systems of many other cities, Rochester, New York, recently lowered its fares -- and they've got a budget surplus to boot. But to maintain this economic rarity, service has been reduced.

September 22, 2008 - Nate Berg

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