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Free Transit

November 19, 2020, 11am PST
According to Columbus officials, transit ridership to and from downtown doubled in the years since the city implemented a free transit pass program.
Intelligent Transport
September 7, 2020, 5am PDT
The city of Paris is taking another step to entice more people out of cars and onto transit.
Bloomberg CityLab
July 6, 2020, 7am PDT
New legislation by Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) would also target fare enforcement on the nation's transit systems.
Curbed
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.
Tom Scott on YouTube
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.
Houston Chronicle
August 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (Tulsa Transit) is launching a redesigned bus system this September. Tulsa Transit is offering free rides to boost the new service.
Public Radio Tulsa
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.
Pedestrian Observations
June 13, 2019, 10am PDT
The city of Victoria is using parking revenue to fund free transit for everyone under 18 years old.
Global News
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.
The Sacramento Bee
February 6, 2019, 12pm PST
All of the country’s buses, trains, and trams will be free starting next year in a move to help residents struggling with the cost of living.
BBC
January 21, 2019, 9am PST
Los Angeles Metro CEO Phil Washington will recommend to his board next Thursday that they pursue a congestion pricing program to reduce traffic congestion, improve transit, and subsidize transit fares in Los Angeles in time for the 2028 Olympics.
Curbed Los Angeles
December 7, 2018, 6am PST
Luxembourg will put their money where their mouth is when it comes to cleaning the environment and providing an alternative to congested car commutes.
The Guardian
October 3, 2018, 9am PDT
UTA's Bus Rapid Transit Line is yet to be completed but, by removing fares, the service has quintupled its ridership.
The Salt Lake City Tribune
August 31, 2018, 7am PDT
City Beautiful Dave Amos makes the case that everyone—even people who never use transit—would be better off if no one had to pay for public transit.
City Beautiful
August 14, 2018, 1pm PDT
A federal grant meant to reduce congestion will make bus travel from Provo to Orem free until 2021.
The Salt Lake City Tribune
June 30, 2018, 9am PDT
A 3-2 vote determined that Whidbey Island, north of Seattle, will continue to offer rides for free.
South Whidbey Register
June 26, 2018, 9am PDT
About 16,000 Seattle students would get free transit passes when school starts again in the fall under a plan approved by the Seattle City Council yesterday.
Seattle Times
June 13, 2018, 11am PDT
The 2019 New York City budget includes $106 million to subsidize half the transit fare for qualified residents for six months. The city joins the ranks of Seattle, Toronto, and the Bay Area that offer income-based discounts for transit fares.
The New York Times
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.
The Guardian
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.
The Columbus Dispatch