News Item Types Archives: Fair Fares

Public Source

Kansas City embraced free transit. Here’s what the fare-free debate looks like in Allegheny County.

“Across the country, activists and lawmakers have begun to discuss a radically different approach to making public transit accessible to residents: making it universally free to use. This discussion is also happening in Allegheny County, where public transit advocates hope for fares to be eliminated within 10 years. PublicSource has collected answers to key questions […]

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Publish Date: 03-11-2020

News Outlet: Public Source

Author: Matt Petras

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fare reductions: Many rely on buses as main transportation

“For lower-income people, the bus and rail lines operated by The Allegheny County Port Authority are a lifeline — to jobs, medical appointments and more. The authority should consider fare reductions that will help people already struggling to make ends meet….”

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Publish Date: 02-24-2020

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Author: The Editorial Board

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Coalition seeks fairer Port Authority fares at Wilkinsburg rally

“With a Martin Luther King Jr. mural in the background, the #FairFares Coalition kicked off its drive to change Port Authority’s fare structure with a rally in Wilkinsburg on Tuesday morning. The coalition — which includes Pittsburghers for Public Transit, the Thomas Merton Society, Casa San Jose, Just Harvest and the Alliance for Police Accountability […]

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Publish Date: 02-04-2020

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Author: Ed Blazina

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90.5 WESA Pittsburgh's NPR News Station

As Port Authority Reviews Fares, Advocates Call For Free Transfers And Eventual Fare-Less System

“A group of Pittsburgh-area advocacy groups on Tuesday unveiled recommendations they say will make the Port Authority of Allegheny County more equitable. The #FairFares platform focuses on fare cost, payment process, enforcement and incentive programs….”

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Publish Date: 02-04-2020

News Outlet: 90.5 WESA FM

Author: Kathleen J. Davis

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WPXI

Fare capping, bulk discounts among new possible changes for Port Authority

“The Port Authority is looking for vital feedback from its riders, as well as providing updates on what is new and being considered. Of the notable considerations are fare capping, the elimination of transfers and a bulk discount pass.” Just Harvest’s grassroots organizer Helen Gerhardt explains the impact of transit affordability on food access.

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Publish Date: 01-29-2020

News Outlet: WPXI

Author: Joe Arena

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