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.
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.
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.
April 17, 2018, 9am PDT
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission could implement a 20 percent plan to offer fare relief for low-income riders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
Introducing the Hop Fastpass system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.