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When considering free-fare transit, conduct a thorough analysis

| February 12, 2020

Operators must ask themselves if they have the capacity to absorb the revenue loss as well as support an increase in ridership and service.

L.A. Metro to consider offering free rides to K-12 students

Bus| February 6, 2020

Officials will conduct research and submit a report by April 2020 on offering the service to young students for free.

January 28, 2020

Will making transit free make people want to ride more?

While it can certainly reduce barriers to access, we can’t overlook the reality that many cities are currently operating transit systems that don’t meet the needs of their citizens.

Government Issues| January 15, 2020

NYPD investigated for alleged racial bias in subway fare enforcement

Between October 2017 and June 2019, black and Hispanic New Yorkers received almost 70% of all civil summonses for fare evasion.

Management & Operations| January 10, 2020

MBTA teams with Boys & Girls Clubs to distribute CharlieCards

The agency continues to acknowledge that access to cards needs to increase, especially in communities with a higher reliance on buses. 

Technology| January 6, 2020

RTC of Southern Nevada debuts multimodal payment to Transit app

Riders can enter their payment info just once to buy multimodal tickets from growing family of operators and fare payment providers.

Management & Operations| January 2, 2020

TriMet low-income fare program helps man leave 'criminal life' behind

Agency has partnered with dozens of non-profits, social service agencies, colleges and universities to expand access to program.

November 26, 2019

Agencies must step up to achieve transportation equity

In the course of researching my book Better Buses, Better Cities, I was proud to see agencies taking the challenge head on.

Mobility| October 23, 2019

How Europe's free public transit movement tries to rebalance fare use

Making public transport efficient, effective, and attractive is at core of public policy across most of Europe to meet sustainability challenges.

Mobility| October 22, 2019

Smart transit project proposals missing the mark, study says

Study says projects were proposed for areas in which those who work there might benefit from them more than those who live there.

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