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San Diego area transit lowers fares, extends service

Bus| January 18, 2011
Implementing cheaper fares for Coaster trains and Breeze buses and extending Sprinter light rail service hours with late-night trains on weekends. Agency is trying to boost ridership by 5 percent over a span of 18 months.

D.C. Metro issues fare payment RFP

Bus| December 30, 2010
Seeking a fare system designed to process payments directly at the gate using technology like contactless, chip-enabled debit and credit cards, which banks are already distributing to customers; federal identification cards; or smart phones equipped with near-field communication capability; as well as existing SmarTrip cards, according to the agency.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Sound Transit sets flat fare for seniors, disabled

When new fares take effect at the beginning of the year, senior and disabled riders will pay a flat rate of $0.75 for one- and two-zone ST Express bus and all light rail trips.
Bus| December 14, 2010

Cleveland RTA cracks down on kids skipping fares

Agency plans to issue $50 tickets to fare jumping minors and their parents as of February 1. Transit police will meet with community members to brainstorm ideas for getting the word out to youths.
Accessibility| November 30, 2010

Fraud found in Chicago senior free ride program

The Regional Transit Authority discovered that many cards were still being used after the person to whom the card was issued had died. People also are abusing the program by improperly using cards issued to other seniors or to low-income disabled individuals.
University| November 29, 2010

D.C. university campuses selling Metro fare cards

American University and the University of Maryland have partnered with the agency to enable students to purchase and add value to SmarTrip fare cards on campus. Earlier this year, the University of Maryland purchased 5,000 SmarTrip cards for distribution to incoming freshman students.
University| November 29, 2010

Cincinnati State, SORTA offer students $1 rides

The discount card program, which is subsidized by the college, is intended to lessen traffic congestion, free up valuable parking on and near campus, and reduce transportation costs for students.
Rail| November 19, 2010

BART: Not enough fare cheats to fix smart cards

Agency officials claim that the number of fare evaders is still too small to justify making the necessary changes to the smart card. BART and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are monitoring the problem and will make changes if abuse increases.
Bus| November 11, 2010

Smart card benefit may inspire BART fare cheats

The Clipper inter-agency smart card contains a built-in mechanism that allows some riders to exit BART stations even if their cards lack sufficient value to pay full fare.
Bus| October 27, 2010

OCTA defers January 2011 fare increase

The board of directors voted this week to defer the increase after hearing that measures taken during the past two years to provide for long-term sustainable service have been successful. Also leading to the deferral is better than expected sales tax revenues, according to OCTA.

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