News Tagged With: free-rides
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September 8, 2014

U. of Akron now eligible for free public transportation rides

The university will pay Metro RTA $1 per ride. All regular Metro RTA routes are included in the program, which runs through Aug. 2015 with an option to renew


May 5, 2014

Cornell U. president struggling to find funds for transit subsidies

President David Skorton is considering a request from the University Assembly to increase its subsidies to Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, to avoid cutting free bus passes for first-year students. However, Cornell’s Transportation Services department is facing a $700,000 annual budget deficit.


March 24, 2014

Tri-Rail to give disabled veterans free rides after group’s donation

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

Paris makes public transit free, restricts car use to combat smog

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

Advocates hope Google will pick up Muni tab for seniors, disabled

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

Calif. college students may regain unlimited bus rides

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

Moscow offers free subway rides for squats

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

Chicago Transit partnership to offer students free rides

Students and accompanying adults will ride free this Monday, which is the first day of Chicago Public Schools’ fall semester.


April 8, 2013

Hampton Roads may cut free rides for college students

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

Estonian capital offers free public transit for all residents

The free ride program, which will cost the city some $16 million annually in lost ticket sales, has surpassed expectations, with ridership up 10%.


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