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D.C. Metro charging higher fares during peak hours

Bus| September 1, 2010
A 20-cent peak-of-the-peak fee for trips taken between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 4:30 and 6 p.m. weekdays has been implemented to reduce the cost of a SmarTrip card from $5 to $2.50.

Kansas U. ridership doubles after going fare free

University| August 30, 2010
The KU on Wheels bus system is fare-free for students and faculty as well as residents of the city who have a valid city transit pass. Ridership doubled in the first fare-free year, with an additional 20-percent increase last year.
Bus| August 16, 2010

San Francisco unveils new fare gates, ticket vending machines

The new fare collection equipment to be installed in nine Muni Metro stations this fall has been used in cities around the country and the world, such as London and Atlanta.
Bus| August 10, 2010

San Francisco MTA steps up fare enforcement

Approach will be more frequent and flexible and will be deployed at more locations, offering greater coverage systemwide.
Rail| July 22, 2010

Study: U.K. rail users find ticket machines confusing

Customer watchdog Passenger Focus’ results show that some travelers preferred to wait in line to speak to ticket office staff, despite ticket machines standing empty.
Bus| July 20, 2010

D.C. Metro unveils farecard Website enhancements

Customers with a SmarTrip account can view their card balance and usage history dating back to January 2010. In addition, they can add multiple cards to their account, report a lost or stolen card, request a replacement card or transfer the balance to another registered card.
Rail| June 21, 2010

Charlotte system to target light rail fare evaders

Transit agency is preparing report on fare evasion and plans to hire nine security guards to ride the rails seeking patrons who don't have tickets.
Rail| May 28, 2010

D.C Metro to raise fares, add peak-period pricing

The fare changes are expected to be enacted system-wide on June 27. The new fares will generate $108.7 million to help close a $189 million shortfall and build a sound budget for the new fiscal year.
Bus| May 21, 2010

LA Metro board adopts FY2010-11 budget

For the second year in a row, the budget assumes no wage increase, however, Metro is negotiating new contracts this spring with its major labor unions representing operators, maintenance employees and clerks.
Rail| May 20, 2010

Fort Worth system to hold meeting on second round of cuts

The first phase occurred in October 2009. The second part would increase the regional day pass from $7.50 to $10 in October of this year.

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