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Transit Fares

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While the details of funding are undetermined, Kansas City, Missouri took a monumental step in the history of U.S. public transit yesterday.
KSHB
November 20, 2019, 5am PST
A proposal to charge riders who pay fare in cash an extra 25 cents faces criticism.
Greater Greater Washington
November 19, 2019, 10am PST
A new report by the Active Transportation Alliance builds the case for reduced transit fares on all three transit systems in the Chicago region.
Chicago Tribune
November 12, 2019, 2pm PST
The idea of free transit is sold as a benefit to the environment and the city's most vulnerable residents in this editorial by the Kansas City Star.
Kansas City Star
November 8, 2019, 7am PST
In 2017, Metro Transit in the Twin Cities raised fares but also started a program for low-income riders to help ease the burden of travel costs.
Pioneer Press
October 27, 2019, 7am PDT
So many aspects of a transit system's fare system can make or break the rider experience and even the long-term viability of the system. A new report helps transit planners and service designers make sense of all the options.
TransitCenter
October 11, 2019, 9am PDT
Sound Transit says its fare enforcement system is design to be unbiased, but analysis about fare evader data indicates disparities.
The Seattle Times
October 10, 2019, 9am PDT
The city's monorail has operated separately from other systems in the region, but now riders can pay fares using the ORCA cards that work for other transit systems in the region.
The Urbanist
September 3, 2019, 6am PDT
There's more than one way to incentive transit ridership with fare capping.
Steven Can Plan
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
July 12, 2019, 10am PDT
The LiVE program (short for "live you best life") offers 40 percent discounts on transit rides for qualifying riders.
The Denver Post
June 19, 2019, 6am PDT
A single fare card grants access to public transit rides in 260 Chinese cities.
ECNS
June 3, 2019, 2pm PDT
Adding cashless and mobile options for purchasing transit tickets shouldn't necessitate the removal of cash payments.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
Uber is making it easier for travelers to access transit by offering the option to purchase tickets through its app.
CityLab
May 6, 2019, 12pm PDT
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to use Uber instead of starting bus service. The program took off but so have the costs, and now cutbacks need to be made.
CityLab
May 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
After Detroit eliminated its fee to transfer between DDOT and SMART buses. Advocates in Pennsylvania want Philadelphia to be next.
PlanPhilly
April 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
And they said there were "no free rides."
CityLab
February 28, 2019, 6am PST
New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica penned a Sunday op-ed for the Daily News on the benefits of congestion pricing. On Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo broke the news on WNYC that he and Mayor de Blasio agreed on tolling the central business district.
New York Daily News
February 4, 2019, 1pm PST
Linking Uber and transit is an attempt to bridge the first-and-last-mile issue for Denver users.
Curbed
January 17, 2019, 10am PST
Low-income transit users desperately need a break on fares. A discount is on its way, but won’t be available until later in the year, and transit advocates say it’s not enough.
San Francisco Chronicle