Transit Fares

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
August 2, 2017, 12pm PDT
Portland's TriMet is dealing with technical problems arising from a failed maintenance project and a record-breaking heat wave.
The Oregonian
May 20, 2017, 9am PDT
This summer, the Port Authority of Allegheny County will implement a long-expected plan to go cashless on the T light-rail system.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 4, 2017, 8am PDT
Dealing with a tightening budget, the Milwaukee County Transit System will eliminate free rides under the Go Pass program, which offered free transit passes for qualifying riders.
Urban Milwaukee
April 17, 2017, 8am PDT
The gas tax bill couldn't pass soon enough for the Bay Area's metro system. Service cuts and fare increases, scheduled for approval April 13, were greatly reduced due to an unexpected $16 million BART will receive, and the bill has yet to be signed!
SF Gate
March 27, 2017, 6am PDT
For months, transit advocates have dreaded the decision to raise fares and cut service throughout the D.C. Metro system. That day arrived last week. Changes take effect on July 1.
The Washington Post
March 16, 2017, 9am PDT
A funding formula that frequently determines the scope and quality of transit in the state of Maryland could be reformed by state legislators this year.
Greater Greater Washington
March 13, 2017, 8am PDT
At transit agencies like D.C, Metro, bad ridership projections beget bad fare scheduling which begets bad budgets. And so on.
WAMU
January 1, 2017, 9am PST
All good transit wonks have an opinion on proof of payment.
Wired
November 18, 2016, 6am PST
Expect a decision on how much the New York MTA plans to raise fares by January 2017.
The New York Times
November 14, 2016, 5am PST
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) are expecting to roll out the final components of the new SEPTA Key system, allowing all riders to pay the fare with something other than tokens.
PlanPhilly
October 22, 2016, 5am PDT
Faced with the underwhelming performance of the newly opened UP Express, Toronto transit officials did something drastic: they slashed the cost of a ride.
Torontoist
May 17, 2016, 1pm PDT
A bus fare doesn't exist in a vacuum. To understand the true cost of a transit ride, one report compared bus fares to the local minimum wage, revealing Atlanta, Dallas, and Salt Lake City to have the highest fares.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 17, 2016, 9am PDT
The changes to DART's fare system will target improvements in the user experience for residents without bank accounts or enough cash to buy monthly passes—i.e., some of the people who need transit most.
The Dallas Morning News
April 23, 2016, 11am PDT
The new University of Colorado A-Line service opened as scheduled. Free rides were offered Friday and Saturday to thousands of happy children of all ages to enjoy the 23-mile, 37-minute trip from Union Station to Denver International Airport.
The Denver Post
March 30, 2016, 11am PDT
Boston is the latest of a growing number of cities that could end the use of cash to may for transit tickets. The change does not come without some concern for riders.
The Boston Globe
February 24, 2016, 2pm PST
Public hearings have begun for a proposal that would implement a flat fare system on the Port Authority of Allegheny County transit system.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 31, 2015, 1pm PST
Miller Lite is shifting from its normal lobbying expenditures in the nation's capital to pick up the tab on the ride home for those taking transit. Here's to getting home safely, tonight and every other night.
The Hill
Feature
November 23, 2015, 2pm PST
One idea for how to make transit better is rolling out in cities across the country: mobile payment of fares on smartphones.
Regina R. Clewlow
November 20, 2015, 11am PST
The Ventra app hits the streets—or the tracks, perhaps—this week. Steven Vance of Streetsblog Chicago has already tested the new tool.
Chi.Streetsblog