Fare Cards

Proof-of-Payment

The Benefits of Transit Fare Capping

There's more than one way to incentive transit ridership with fare capping.

September 3, 2019 - Steven Can Plan

China Public Transit

In China, One Transit Card for 260 Cities

A single fare card grants access to public transit rides in 260 Chinese cities.

June 19, 2019 - ECNS

Dallas Transit

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Overhauling Fare System to Improve User Experience

The changes to DART's fare system will target improvements in the user experience for residents without bank accounts or enough cash to buy monthly passes—i.e., some of the people who need transit most.

May 17, 2016 - The Dallas Morning News

These Books Work as Transit Tickets

This is cool: a Brazilian publisher created pocket books that double as transit tickets—and gave away 10,000 of them, each loaded with ten free transit rides.

January 7, 2016 - Open Culture

Metro Subway Los Angeles

One Fare Card for All 26 Transit Agencies in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County has dreamed the impossible dream—and will now provide transit access to all of its transit agencies with the use of one fare card.

September 18, 2015 - Curbed LA

Still Waiting on the Universal Fare Card for U.S. Transit Systems

Some people dream of jet packs, others dream of using a smartphone to navigate between transit systems and modes without needing to stop to buy a new fare card.

August 12, 2015 - CityLab

Invention Could Turn Leftover Transit Fares into Charity Donations

How much money goes unused in the form of spare change leftover on transit cards around the world? One invention would allow those fares to go to charity instead of washing away in the laundry or at the bottom of the dump.

November 13, 2014 - Fast Co.Exist

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