Transit Fares

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
July 23, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit can advance social equity and provide access to opportunity—but only if agencies work for inclusive planning and resource allocation.
Streetsblog USA
Blog post
June 14, 2018, 2pm PDT
The New York MTA this week approved reduced fares for low-income riders. According to blogger Steven Polzin, that decision might have unintended consequences. Asking users to pay for transportation is a complex proposition.
Steven Polzin
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
June 6, 2018, 7am PDT
They say if you love something, you should set it free.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
April 30, 2018, 6am PDT
Fares for the Bishop Arts Streetcar will rise $1—to $1.
The Dallas News
April 17, 2018, 9am PDT
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission could implement a 20 percent plan to offer fare relief for low-income riders.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 12, 2018, 10am PDT
Fines will be waived for low-income riders, among other changes aimed at bringing "fairness and equity" to TriMet's enforcement system.
KOIN6
January 10, 2018, 11am PST
D.C. Metro is considering a new "Rush-Hour Promise"—if you're train is running 15 minutes later or more, your fare will be refunded.
The Washington Post
January 7, 2018, 11am PST
Los Angeles is planning to join the ranks of cities that will allow transit fare payment by smartphone app. The scope of benefits offered by app-based fare payment is still under development.
Curbed Los Angeles
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.
CBC News
November 21, 2017, 6am PST
The District may soon remove criminal penalties from fare evasion with a proposal that would lower fines and strike the possibility of jail time.
The Washington Post
November 5, 2017, 1pm PST
The Regional Transportation District hopes that the ability to pay transit fares by smartphone will remove the frustration of waiting in line and searching for correct change.
The Denver Post
September 5, 2017, 8am PDT
Most of the few people that are jumping fares on the New York subway are doing so out of necessity. One branch of the city government has decided that busting fare evaders isn't worth the trouble.
Marketplace
August 30, 2017, 7am PDT
Free rides will be a thing of the past on the QLine come September 5, but there will be more frequent headways.
Crain's Detroit Business
August 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
Introducing the Hop Fastpass system.
The Oregonian
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