March 24, 2014
A chapter of the Disabled American Veterans raised $5,000 to buy rail passes for disabled veterans after noticing that many take Tri-Rail to VA hospitals for treatment. That prompted agency board members to start a program that would make Tri-Rail trips free for all disabled veterans in Broward, Palm and Miami-Dade counties.
March 18, 2014
For the fourth consecutive day, regional trains, the Paris subway and bus system, the Vélib’ bike-sharing program and Autolib’ car-sharing service have been free.
March 10, 2014
Some transit officials support the proposed program to provide free services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities, which would reduce the agency’s revenue by $4 million to $6 million annually.
December 2, 2013
More than 20% of students rode the buses before the contract ended in June after students voted to cut the fee for full-time students.
November 13, 2013
The squat-operated ticket machine is part of a campaign by Russia's Olympic Committee to incorporate "elements of sport into daily life," the report said.
August 22, 2013
Students and accompanying adults will ride free this Monday, which is the first day of Chicago Public Schools’ fall semester.
April 8, 2013
Because of the agency’s budgetary problems, an APTA review recommended it cut or raise rates on a program that provides free transportation for college students, whose colleges pay an annual fee to participate.
April 4, 2013
The free ride program, which will cost the city some $16 million annually in lost ticket sales, has surpassed expectations, with ridership up 10%.
March 25, 2013
Those who qualify for lower transit fares or are in the free-rides program won't be able to open a prepaid debit account when the agency's versions of the new Ventra fare card are available. The restriction was set to protect seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income residents from potential problems.
March 18, 2013
Transit and Parking Services launched a free shuttle service for anyone on the campus, since parking has become more difficult due to the campus becoming more built up and the city of Corvallis rapidly expanding.
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