Transit Revenue

SMART Bus

Is Fare-Free Transit Worth Reduced Transit Service?

Transit advocates worry that the movement to eliminate fares will come at a high cost to transit-dependent riders who rely on frequent, reliable service to reach jobs and services.

November 19, 2021 - The Washington Post

SEPTA Train Tracks

Transit Agencies Look to Land Development to Increase Revenue

With ridership revenue down, agencies seek to diversify their revenue stream by taking a more active role in developing agency-owned land.

March 14, 2021 - Fast Company

New York Subway

New York MTA, Facing $16 Billion in Losses, Plans Drastic Cuts

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has faced budget crunches before, but never one like the budget crisis caused by the pandemic.

July 22, 2020 - The New York Times

Cincinnati, Ohio

Transit Improvements Coming to Cincinnati Area After Voters Approve New Sales Tax

Hamilton County, Ohio, home to Cincinnati and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, has a new coffer of money to fund public transit improvements.

June 10, 2020 - Government Technology

SEPTA Station

Naming Rights Sold for Philadelphia Rail Station

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority recently announced a plan to sell the naming rights to the station formerly known as University City Station.

February 5, 2020 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Chicago El

Advocating for Reduced Transit Fairs for Low-Income Riders in Chicago

A new report by the Active Transportation Alliance builds the case for reduced transit fares on all three transit systems in the Chicago region.

November 19, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Toronto Lyrics

Report Raises Concerns About Transit Funding in Toronto

The Mixed Signals report makes the case for Toronto to adopt a dedicated revenue source to pay for transit.

November 22, 2018 - The Star

Bus Service

Transit Systems, Advertising, and Free Speech: Lawsuit Puts Big Debate to the Test

The ACLU is bringing a lawsuit against SEPTA, saying the transit agency's advertising policy runs afoul of the First Amendment. Some $16 million in annual revenue is at stake.

May 3, 2018 - PlanPhilly

Chicago Commute

Chicago's Innovative Ride-Hailing Tax Approved

The Chicago City Council has approved a new budget that includes a new transit funding mechanism that could level the playing field for transit.

November 22, 2017 - Streetsblog Chicago

Uber

Op-Ed: Ride Sharing Tax Will Help Poor

Chicago's Mayor Emanuel's proposed tax would be used for the benefit of transit.

October 31, 2017 - The Washington Post

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