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Is it time for public transportation to be free?

Posted on August 1, 2014

Photo courtesy wishfulanthony
Photo courtesy wishfulanthony
NEW YORK — Citing a radical move in Paris, which introduced alternate driving days and eliminated fares on local trams, buses, trains and subways, a Salon reporter believes it is time for the U.S. to make public transportation free.

The story discusses issues at some U.S. transit agencies in recouping enough funding through fares and high usage in U.S. cities when public transportation was free, as well as success in moving to a fare-free system in other cities throughout the world. For the full story, click here.

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