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Transit Fares

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
December 6, 2018, 12pm PST
Capital Metro is growing a new generation of public transit riders.
Austin Monitor
November 22, 2018, 9am PST
The Mixed Signals report makes the case for Toronto to adopt a dedicated revenue source to pay for transit.
The Star
November 19, 2018, 6am PST
The MTA passes will be half priced, but advocates say riders still need other less costly transit options.
Daily News
September 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Transportation access is one of the biggest factors in keeping people out of homelessness. Cities can help with discounted fares and last-mile connections.
CALmatters
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