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Results of an income-based fare policy show potential for wider adoption

By Mary Ebeling Most transit agencies offer some type of discounted fare; typically for seniors or students, and occasionally for low-income customers. In the Seattle region, King County Transit, Sound Transit, and other regional agencies have partnered to launch a first in the nation program

To improve transit in U.S., improve regional coordination: Lessons from across the pond

By Mary Ebeling Recent work out of Virginia Tech compares approaches in large metropolitan regions in Europe and the U.S., seeking to identify best practices for improving regional transit service. Case study examples for Europe include regional public transport associations—Verkehrsverbünde,

SEPTA leads the way in fare collection technology

By Mary Ebeling SEPTA’s new fare collection system, New Pavement Technologies, transitions SEPTA from being the last large transit agency in the U.S. using tokens to the agency with the most broad-reaching contactless fare system. SEPTA plans to launch NPT with a phased approach, with project