Farebox Revenue

Empty fare turnstiles at New York City subway station

How Transit Agencies Are Approaching Fare Evasion

While some of the country’s largest transit operators are cracking down on fare dodgers with expensive—and often cumbersome—turnstiles and gates, others are looking deeper to address the root causes of fare evasion.

April 20, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

CTtransit bus driving through snowy street in Norwalk, Connecticut

Connecticut’s Ends Fare-Free Pilot

State officials say federal requirements forced the end of a twelve-month pilot program, and that the state doesn’t have the funding to continue providing free fares with the end of federal assistance.

April 20, 2023 - Connecticut Public Radio

Chicago elevated train over busy city street surrounded by high-rise buildings

Chicagoland Transit Agencies Call for State Funding as Budget Shortfall Looms

Illinois transit agencies want to see changes to a law requiring them to collect half of their revenue from transit fares, arguing that low ridership and staffing shortages will lead to a massive budget gap without intervention.

March 24, 2023 - Crain's Chicago Business

Close-up view of empty bus from behind seat. Seats have blue upholstery

Public Transit’s Existential Crisis

U.S. transit systems are still scrambling to find alternate funding sources and adjust their service to new needs as ridership remains below pre-pandemic levels.

March 1, 2023 - Governing

Aerial view from directly overhead of buses parked in large asphalt lot

U.S. Transit Agencies Face a Financial Crisis

Transit providers around the country are scrambling to find new sources of revenue to replace lagging ridership and reorienting their systems to a future less dependent on daily commuters.

February 1, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

CHicago elevated train passing by brick buildings

Chicago Transit Faces Steep Budget Gap

The region’s transit riders could see major fare hikes and reduced service if agencies don’t find new ways to make up for reduced fare revenues.

December 11, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Nighttime bus interior with one rider standing by door

Transit Agencies Increasingly Dependent on Federal Funding

After dramatic losses of riders and operators during the pandemic, transit agencies around the country are supplementing operational costs with federal relief dollars.

November 9, 2022 - The Center Square

New York Subway

New York MTA Seeks New Funding Sources

The agency plans to negotiate new options for operational funding as farebox and toll revenue lingers far below pre-pandemic levels.

August 9, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Bus Service

Big City Transit Agencies Face Budget Shortfalls

As rainy day funds and federal aid dwindle, transit agencies formerly reliant on farebox revenue are exploring new ways to fund their operations.

June 29, 2022 - Governing


Transit Agencies Adjusting to New Realities

As transit ridership remains tepid around the country, transit agencies are looking to diversify their funding sources and become less reliant on farebox revenue.

June 21, 2022 - Bloomberg

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