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UMass Lowell offering free regional transportation to students, staff

University| January 24, 2017

With the new program, UMass Lowell is increasing transportation options — which include a network of campus shuttles and a free bicycle-sharing program

San Francisco's Muni hacked in 'ransomware' attack

Management & Operations| November 28, 2016

Meanwhile, a person who may have spread the malware that disabled Muni computers said they want $73,000 as ransom in exchange for captured transit agency data.

Accessibility| August 1, 2016

KCATA offers free bus rides to paratransit users

Customers must be qualified to ride IndeAccess, Dial-A-Ride or Share-A-Fare. Paratransit users not familiar with riding a bus will be provided training, the report said.

Accessibility| March 9, 2015

San Francisco kicks off free rides program for seniors, people with disabilities

Following unanimous approval by the SFMTA board in January, the SFMTA has worked tirelessly to meet the city’s demand for this program. In just over one month, the SFMTA has processed more than 38,000 applications for the Free Muni program expansion.

University| January 5, 2015

Sonoma County college students to ride buses for free

The program is funded by the Sonoma County general fund and will assist the Supervisors and Sonoma County Transit in determining the affect a free fare program has on ridership, traffic reduction near college campuses and community response to the program.

University| December 22, 2014

BYU limiting parking, offering free shuttle service

BYU has been working with The Ryde, a private company that uses natural gas for its buses. Currently, the shuttle is a paid service. When the system is expanded next fall, the service will be free to student riders with university identification.

Bus| December 11, 2014

IndyGo to bar 'personal care attendants' from riding free

The agency’s bus drivers recently reported a rash of passengers pretending to be caretakers so they can get a free ride, and in some cases, they’d get off a different stop then the person they were allegedly assisting.

Government Issues| November 4, 2014

Does free public transportation boost voter turnout?

Houston Metro has provided free public transit during general elections since 1992. Ridership during voting periods, however, generally increases by a mere 1%
University| 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
University| 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.
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