How Fare-Capping Could Make Transit More Equitable

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Pictured Above: Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station, A few U.S. transit agencies have adopted the policy, sometimes described as “earn as you ride”: individual trip purchases accrue on a rider’s smart card and automatically convert to a weekly or monthly pass once the equivalent amount is paid. KAILEY LOVE / 90.5 WESA

“Instead of having to ration their rides or pay more than other people for the same service, a fare-capping system would ensure that our lowest income riders are not paying more for the system, simply because they can’t afford a pass.”

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