Rail

Ore.’s Portland Streetcar only getting half of projected fares

Posted on March 27, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. — After installing fare boxes along its lines last fall, Portland Streetcar has collected slightly more than half the fares it expected to, according to Willamette Week. As a result, the Portland Bureau of Transportation faces a shortfall in funding the streetcar's $8.9 million annual operating budget.

Streetcar officials told the paper that 7% of riders don't pay the fare. For the full story, click here.

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