Discounted Transit Fares

Commuter Rail

Massachusetts Legislation Would Require Low-Income Transit Fares

After a similar bill was vetoed by Governor Charlie Baker in 2020, the Massachusetts senate has reintroduced an amendment that would mandate discounted transit fares.

July 19, 2022 - Streetsblog Massachusetts

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

Kansas Transportation

Free Transit Under Consideration in Kansas City

The idea of free transit is sold as a benefit to the environment and the city's most vulnerable residents in this editorial by the Kansas City Star.

November 12, 2019 - Kansas City Star

Subway Turnstiles

All the Weird Ways the World Offers Reduced, or Free, Transit Fares

And they said there were "no free rides."

April 12, 2019 - CityLab

Muni San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area Transit Fare Discount to Start This Fall

Low-income transit users desperately need a break on fares. A discount is on its way, but won’t be available until later in the year, and transit advocates say it’s not enough.

January 17, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

New York Subway

Discounted New York MTA Passes Coming Next Year

The MTA passes will be half priced, but advocates say riders still need other less costly transit options.

November 19, 2018 - Daily News


How Transportation Assistance Can Fight Homelessness

Transportation access is one of the biggest factors in keeping people out of homelessness. Cities can help with discounted fares and last-mile connections.

September 25, 2018 - CALmatters

Subway Turnstiles

Means-Based, Transit-Fare Discounts Take a Leap Forward in the Big Apple

The 2019 New York City budget includes $106 million to subsidize half the transit fare for qualified residents for six months. The city joins the ranks of Seattle, Toronto, and the Bay Area that offer income-based discounts for transit fares.

June 13, 2018 - The New York Times

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