Free Transit

March 15, 2017, 7am PDT
A program under consideration by the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District could be the envy of central business district's all over the country.
The Columbus Dispatch
December 9, 2016, 6am PST
A weather inversion has caused the highest air pollution in the French capital in ten years. To coax commuters from their cars, free transit and odd-even license plate driving restrictions were enacted by Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Tuesday
NPR
December 6, 2016, 1pm PST
The victory for homeless and very low-income transit riders is a reminder of the importance of grassroots organizing.
Seattle Transit Blog
October 31, 2016, 7am PDT
How making public transportation cost-free has—and hasn't—benefited Estonia's capital city.
The Guardian
November 12, 2015, 5am PST
With a growing reputation for heavy local pollution, the city of Madrid will impose reduced speed limits and driving restrictions in its central core. On bad days, transit will be free to ride.
CityLab
November 4, 2014, 8am PST
There is little, or no, evidence that offering free transit on election day improves voter turnout. Today the Twin Cities will do it anyway for the sake of, hopefully, improving the democratic process.
CityLab
June 21, 2013, 9am PDT
Mass demonstrations in Brazil over the past week were sparked by increases to bus fares. But what if buses were free? The Economist makes the argument that, to improve service and decrease congestion, we should study making buses and subways free.
The Economist
March 7, 2013, 6am PST
Jake Blumgart compares free transit in Europe with case studies in the U.S.
Next City
January 11, 2010, 7am PST
Residents and visitors to downtown Portland have long enjoyed taking buses, LRT, and streetcar within a perimeter known as Fareless Square at no cost. While the MAX and streetcar will remain 'fareless', the bus will cost you. New name: Free Rail Zone
OregonLive.com