September 3, 2019, 6am PDT
There's more than one way to incentive transit ridership with fare capping.
August 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
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.
July 20, 2019, 11am PDT
BART is a financial and operational mess, and its new inspector general has a slew of major issues to tackle.
October 27, 2018, 5am PDT
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.
December 30, 2017, 11am PST
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 20, 2017, 10am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority Board voted unanimously to raise fares, despite shrinking ridership.
September 28, 2017, 9am PDT
Since Detroit's new streetcar system started charging, ridership has dropped. Those who are riding aren't necessarily paying anyways.
November 18, 2016, 6am PST
Expect a decision on how much the New York MTA plans to raise fares by January 2017.
November 22, 2015, 7am PST
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 1, 2014, 11am PDT
An app that compares fares across transportation network company platforms reveals several lessons about the state of competition in this new transportation frontier.
July 15, 2014, 12pm PDT
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 19, 2013, 6am PDT
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?
June 3, 2010, 8am PDT
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts whether mass transit agencies really deserve $2 billion in emergency operating aid.
May 22, 2010, 9am PDT
As China Expands its high speed rail system, some of the country's rural poor have criticized the trains for being too expensive.
July 2, 2009, 9am PDT
This post from <em>Treehugger</em> compares subway fares from around the world.
September 22, 2008, 6am PDT
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.