New Mexico Could Become First State With Free Public Transit
With less than a dozen transit agencies statewide, advocates say New Mexico could effectively make all of its transit free with enough legislative support.
California Transit Agencies Have $5 Billion in ‘Bridge Funding’
The allocation from the state legislature is aimed at assisting transit agencies as they work to move away from an overreliance on fare revenue.
Sound Transit to Start Enforcing Fare Violations This Month
After two warnings, riders who fail to show proof of payment can be issued fines.
Miami-Dade County Suspends Transit Fares for Rest of 2023
Starting November 13, bus and rail rides will be free as the county rolls out its ‘Better Bus’ system redesign.
Opinion: Fare Evasion Punished Disproportionately in California
A bill currently on Governor Newsom’s desk would replace punitive measures with more equitable and compassionate approaches to fare enforcement.
Opinion: Fare Evasion Is a Red Herring
The loss of revenue from fare evasion is a drop in the bucket compared to the fiscal cliff facing major U.S. transit agencies.
Rhode Island Ends Free Transit Program
The state’s public transit agency cited cost overruns and a looming ‘fiscal cliff.’
The Benefits of Contactless Transit Payments
New tech can streamline boarding and make fare capping easier, but can risk creating new challenges for low-income riders.
L.A. Metro Introduces Fare Capping Tech
Los Angeles transit riders who pay as they go will have their fare capped at $5 per day or $18 per week.
L.A. Metro Launches Fare Capping Program
Transit fares will be capped at $5 per day for all riders who pay with TAP cards, whether or not they have weekly or monthly passes.
Germany Launches €49 Nationwide Transit Pass
The low-cost monthly ticket is a boon for some commuters and urban travelers, but critics of the program question the lack of investment in expanding train service to underserved rural parts of the country.
Connecticut’s Ends Fare-Free Pilot
State officials say federal requirements forced the end of a twelve-month pilot program, and that the state doesn’t have the funding to continue providing free fares with the end of federal assistance.
Maryland Assembly Passes ‘Fair Fares Act’
If signed by the governor, the act will halt a scheduled fare increase previously tied to inflation.
Denver Transit Proposal Could Lower Fares, Make Transit Free for Youth
The agency released a draft plan to eliminate regional zones, make airport trips more affordable, and reduce fares systemwide.
Washington Metro Draft Budget Includes Improved Frequency, Higher Fares
The D.C. transit agency plans to increase service in the hopes of boosting lagging ridership and avoiding layoffs and service disruptions.
Study: In Lieu of Free Fares, Transit Needs a Cash Option
Many of the riders who rely on public transit the most are also least likely to be able to use cashless fare systems.
Disneyland Is Too Crowded. Is More Capacity Needed?
Disneyland has a plan to create more supply to meet contemporary demand, a strategy reminiscent of contemporary debates surrounding housing and transportation.
D.C. Could Give Residents $100 Transit Subsidy
A proposed bill would distribute $100 in transit fare to District residents and provide $10 million to improving bus and streetcar services in underserved neighborhoods.
California Bill Would Mandate Seamless Transit
With 27 transit agencies, traveling across the Bay Area can be a daunting task. Advocates for 'seamless transit' want to change that.
Fair Fares Program Criticized for Eligibility Threshold
Critics of the city's transit assistance program say limiting eligibility to people living at or below the federal poverty line excludes many low-income New Yorkers who depend on public transit.
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