Fare Free Future

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The COVID-19 pandemic radically altered Metro Transit’s revenue system, likely with lasting change to transit ridership. This disruption is an opportunity to evaluate Metro Transit’s fare system. This report provides recommendations to reach a vision for a simplified and more equitable fare system. These recommendations are developed from background information on Metro Transit and its riders, documentation of existing conditions, review of relevant literature, and interviews with stakeholders and subject matter experts. Recommendations focus on the conceptual level and center all-purpose riders.


Capstone paper for the fulfillment of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree, and the Master of Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy degree.

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Cummins, Dillon; Ketcham, Caroline; Shepard, Erika; Hanson, Jed. (2021). Fare Free Future. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/221963.

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