Transit Passes

Parking Meter Fail

Transit Passes Are Way, Way More Expensive Than Street Parking Permits

Some might call it call it asphalt socialism, but public subsidies tend to only go one way in the United States: toward the car.

October 4, 2020 - Streetsblog USA

Arlington Transit Bus

Virginia Proposal for No-Cost and Reduced-Fare Transit

The program would allow transit agencies throughout the state to eliminate or reduce fares.

February 18, 2020 - Greater Greater Washington

Seattle Bus

Expansion Planned for Low-Income Bus Pass Program in Seattle

The ORCA Opportunity program will provide free bus passes to some of the city’s low-income residents.

February 26, 2019 - Curbed Seattle


Downtown Columbus Workers to Get Free Transit Passes

Downtown businesses are helping fund an innovative program to get more downtown workers out of their cars and onto public transit.

August 8, 2017 - The Columbus Dispatch

Austin Bus

When Parking Is Cheap, Students Don't Take the Bus

Students and faculty at Austin Community College are less inclined to make use of their discounted transit passes. But, why?

August 2, 2017 - Austin Monitor

Downtown Columbus

Every Worker in Downtown Columbus Could Have a Free Bus Pass Coming Their Way

A program under consideration by the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District could be the envy of central business district's all over the country.

March 15, 2017 - The Columbus Dispatch

Subway Escalator

D.C. Area Universities Slow to Adopt Cheap Transit Ride Program

Only one area college, American University, was quick to sign up to participate in the WMATA's University Ride Pass program.

January 5, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

Goodbye School Bus: Hello City Bus

Recognizing that providing transit passes to students costs about the same as operating a system of buses in-house, some schools are giving students access to public transit.

October 13, 2015 - MinnPost

Big Brother is Watching You Ride the Bus

Electronic passes used to board transit systems in the Seattle region could offer a new eye for Big Brother. According to privacy rights activists, the data in the employer-provided passes can be monitored by employers without employees' knowledge.

December 20, 2009 - The Seattle Times

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