Topic : low-income riders

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[Video] TriMet low-income fare program helps man 'start over'

Management & Operations| January 3, 2020

Coty H. admits he’s made mistakes and is no stranger to the criminal justice system. He credits a program offered at a local corrections transition center, for helping to set his life in a new direction and TriMet, for helping him on the journey.

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

Management & Operations| January 2, 2020

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

Mobility| August 28, 2017

Car commuters dwarf public transit riders in job access

According to a study, low-income workers who commuted by car had 30 times the access to jobs than those who took public transit. The advent of ridesharing and bikesharing could close the gap.

Rail| July 27, 2016

MBTA faces federal complaint for cancelling late-night service

A group argues that the flawed data suggested the move would not have an overly burdensome effect on low-income and minority riders and that it should have taken steps to curb those impacts before ending the service in March.

Management & Operations| January 20, 2016

Cutting late-night MBTA service could impact low income, minority riders

Agency is leaning toward cutting the service, which keeps trains and some buses running about 90 minutes later on early weekend mornings at a cost of $14 million per year, as it seeks to plug a budget gap of $242 million next year.

Accessibility| August 15, 2014

King County Metro to offer $1.50 fare card for low-income riders

The agency, which said it will lose $7 million to $9 million to subsidize these rides and cover the processing costs, is only the second big U.S. transit agency, after San Francisco, to offer low-income discounts.

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