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Is the future of transit free?

Protests in Brazil over fare hikes have sparked authors at The Economist and Slate magazine to put in their two cents on the future of fares. They contend that they are costly to collect and that transit systems may be more effective at cutting traffic congestion and improving service if they were fare-free. Could that ever happen in the U.S.?

Time for transit to join the revolution?

While APTA EXPO attendees discussed financial challenges and an uncertain funding future, thousands of Americans took to the streets to protest what they see as “corporate greed and corrupt politics” ruling U.S. policies and the economy. One transit workers union joined them.

Protestors bring transit, civil liberties to forefront

Shutting off cell phone service. Closing stations. Arresting protestors. BART struggles to strike a balance between accommodating the citizens' right to demonstrate while safely transporting riders. While doing so, it sets a precedent for other transit agencies across the U.S.

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