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Encyclopedia > Transit fares

Transit fares are fees charged for travel on publicly chartered or operated transportation systems, including subways, trolleys and buses (as these are known in northeastern parts of the United States). Transit fares have long been partially subsidized in many North American cities; they are lower than full costs of providing services. Justifications for these subsidies often include assistance to lower-income residents and reduction in automobile traffic.[1] One pays a fee as renumeration for services, especially the honorarium paid to a doctor, lawyer or member of a learned profession. ... Travel is the transport of people on a trip or journey. ... This article describes subways as mass transit lines. ... TW2000 car in Hanover Volkswagen Cargo-Tram in Dresden on a section of grassed track. ... TheBus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... In the United States of America, transit describes local area common carrier passenger transportation configured to provide scheduled service on fixed routes on a non-reservation basis. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Social class refers to the hierarchical distinctions between individuals or groups in societies or cultures. ... Interstate 80, a freeway in California with many lanes and heavy traffic. ...


Trends in transit fares

The chart shows a 50-year history of transit fares at 5-year intervals for four North American cities with long established heavy-rail transit systems (also known as rapid transit systems), each of them converted to central, publicly controlled operation between 1940 and 1954. The fares listed and charted are adult, cash subway fares for central zones of the transit systems,[2] [3] [4] [5] converted to spring, 2006, U.S. dollars using the U.S. Consumer Price Index for "All Urban Consumers" and Bank of Canada exchange rates.[6] [7] The following table shows some characteristics of these rail transit systems. Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... This article or section is missing needed references or citation of sources. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term adult describes any mature organism, but normally it refers to a human: one that is no longer a child / minor and is now either a man or a woman. ... Cash usually refers to money in the form of currency, such as bills or coins. ... This is an alphabetical list of cities worldwide that have a rapid transit system, or a light-rail system with some elements of rapid transit. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The dollar (represented by the dollar sign: $) is the name of the official currency in several countries, dependencies and other regions. ... In economics, a Consumer Price Index (CPI, also retail price index) is a statistical measure of a weighted average of prices of a specified set of goods and services purchased by wage earners in urban areas. ... The Bank of Canada Building in Ottawa The Bank of Canada is Canadas central bank. ...

 Transit System Year Revenue Trackage Average Fares (adjusted to 2006) Location Centralized Miles Kilometers 1955-1990 1995-2005 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New York (NY, U.S.) 1940 656 1056 $1.22 $1.78 Chicago (IL, U.S.) 1945 222 357 $1.58 $1.74 Boston (MA, U.S.) 1947 66* 105* $1.29 $1.14 Toronto (ON, Canada) 1954 39 62 $1.23 $1.87 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Philadelphia (PA, U.S.) 1964 60*+ 97*+ N/A N/A Montréal (QE, Canada) 1970 38 61 N/A N/A ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- London (U.K.) 1933 254 408 N/A N/A Paris (France) 1930 131 210 N/A N/A *includes light rail + estimated trackage 

After 1990 New York and Toronto increased their inflation-adjusted fares significantly, while Boston held fares somewhat lower than in earlier years. Among these cities, before 1975 Chicago stood out for high fares. After 1990 Boston stood out for low fares. This article is about the year. ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Official website: www. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... This article is about the year. ...


See also

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References and notes

  1. ^ Federal Transit Administration (2003). FTA 1996 Report: An Update. U.S. Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ New York City Transit Authority. See "Fare history."
  3. ^ Boston Transportation Department (2003). Access Boston, Delivering and Enhancing Transit Service. City of Boston.
  4. ^ Chicago-L.org (2006). CTA Fare Systems. Chicago-L.org.
  5. ^ Mike Vainchtein (2006). TTC Facts and Figures. Mike's Transit Stop.
  6. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics (2006). Consumer Price Indexes. U.S. Department of Labor.
  7. ^ Bank of Canada (2006). Exchange Rates. Bank of Canada.

 
 

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