News Tagged With: fares
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February 10, 2014

D.C. Metro paratransit fear outcome of higher fares

The transit authority has not proposed any changes in the formula that sets their paratransit rates, but many MetroAccess riders have said they would prefer that the formula did change because they expect their fares to go even higher.

December 10, 2013

UTA, Salt Lake City partner on expanding transit

Possible new projects include enabling all residents to get to two transit routes within a quarter-mile of where they live or work, and having transit operation hours mirror the times people travel to and from work. UTA is also working on a distance-based fare system.

November 18, 2013

Md. county rejects college bus fare increase

Students using Carroll Area Transit System would have seen increases ranging from $50 to $217 a semester, depending on how often they use the bus and their proximity to the college. The increase was an attempt to reduce the amount of money the agency loses each semester from the program.

June 24, 2013

Mo.-based OATS to switch to fare-based system

The nonprofit transportation and paratransit provider will switch from collecting suggested contributions to implementing a fare system. The provider is making the change so it can balance its fiscal year 2014 budget. Rider contributions make up only 4% of the provider’s revenue.

April 30, 2013

Calif.’s AC Transit defers fare increase

Fare will not be raised by 15 cents on July 1, as initially planned. Staff is also exploring potential changes, including lowering the basic adult fare to $2, eliminating transfers and moving to a pay-per-boarding system and introducing a day pass, to increase ridership and revenue.

April 23, 2013

TriMet awards $250K in fare grants to low income riders

Seventeen local nonprofits and community-based organizations received funding to help low-income members of the community within the agency’s service district. TriMet partnered with local nonprofit, Ride Connection, to administer the program.

October 11, 2012

Chicago’s Pace releases proposed 2013 budget

Calls for fares and service levels to remain steady for 2013 and for Pace to add new service in some areas during the year.

September 5, 2012

DART streamlines fare system with new passes

Makes it easier and cheaper to transfer from buses to trains. The new money-saving midday pass is designed to encourage ridership during the parts of the day when DART has additional capacity.

March 19, 2012

Woman, caregiver seek to end Atlanta double-fares

Currently, paratransit passengers have to pay a full fare on MARTA and suburban systems when transferring between carriers, but regular passengers do not.

November 21, 2011

MARTA paratransit riders stuck with higher fares

Gwinnett Paratransit passengers wanting to transfer to MARTA end up paying double fares. Officials plan to make the free transfers more consistent when area transportation groups get together to establish a regional fare policy.


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