Here’s What Happens When Public Transit Is Free

Cities in the U.S. and around the world are making buses and trains free for residents, aiming to increase equality and tackle pollution. By Amy Crawford, HuffPost US Candria Gray and her two children live in Worcester, Massachusetts, where they rely on city buses to get nearly everywhere: college classes, elementary school, the pediatrician’s office. … Continue reading Here’s What Happens When Public Transit Is Free

What Guelph can learn from Kingston's free bus program for youth

Kingston's Transit High School Bus Pass Program now accounts for 10 per cent of ridership By: Anam Khan of Guelph Today Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie announced last week that he wants free transit for high school students and children under 13. Three hours north, the City of Kingston has had such a program for almost eight years, and it's … Continue reading What Guelph can learn from Kingston's free bus program for youth

Editorial: Free public transportation could get cities further

Photo Credit: https://mronline.org/2018/03/10/the-case-for-free-public-transport/ Editorial from The Queens Journal (Queens University, Kingston, Ontario) February, 11th 2020. In order to make public transportation a truly public service, cities across North America should eliminate rider fare.  A recent New York Times article explored the conversation happening in several American cities around waiving fare on public buses. The idea, which is gaining traction … Continue reading Editorial: Free public transportation could get cities further