More Affordable Transit Fares

Alexis Perrotta
unpublished
Low-income urban residents often struggle to afford transit fares. Seattle recently established halffares for poor residents, and other cities are considering similar measures. Yet the policy spheres of welfare and transit are rarely coordinated in the US. Alexis Perrotta proposes a progressive fare policy that would offer an annual fare pass that riders could buy with their income-tax refunds.
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