Transit Fares

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.
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.
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
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.
January 1, 2017, 9am PST
All good transit wonks have an opinion on proof of payment.
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.