Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Fare Hikes

Nashville is seeking $18 million from the federal government for a new transit hub.

Nashville Plans New Transit Hub

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Music City could use a transit tune-up — and a new transit center could be a key step forward. Nashville’s civic leaders had hoped to lure more Tennesseans out of their cars and get them zipping across downtown, by building 26 miles of light rail lines and eight new bus lanes with a $5.4 billion […]

Why Charging Transit Riders to Transfer Makes No Sense

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Paying twice for a single trip that requires two buses makes no sense, says Jarrett Walker. Photo: FMynameisharsha/Flickr Los Angeles Metro recently eliminated the charge for transferring from from one transit line to another. Eliminating transfer charges is becoming more widespread among transit agencies, and at Human Transit, Jarrett Walker explains why that’s a very […]

A Few Words on Transportation User Fees

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We tend to have a few good laughs when Randal O’Toole fires up his Cato computer and weighs in on transportation issues. It’s hard to take seriously a man who thinks that having the government tax people to build something which it then gives away for free is the libertarian ideal. Do federal gas taxes […]