American cities are experimenting with free public transit
- Date: 08/17/2021
Detroit is one of the latest US cities to offer some public transit service free of fares. Transit systems around…
Most agencies stopped collecting bus fares and required rear-door boarding to limit virus risks for bus operators. That extra money in the pockets of riders helped families stabilize their finances, while it often was spent in local businesses, transit advocates say.
Nationally, a movement to make public transportation fare-free has gained momentum. In the Washington region, Alexandria’s DASH system hopped onboard.
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