Free transit passes in @DTColumbus funded by @MORPC provided 1.6 million rides for 15,100 people since June 2018.— Clevelanders for Public Transit (@CLEforTransit) December 20, 2019
Imagine if @NOACA_MPO, @DowntownCLE, @inthecircle, @CleveFoundation invested in #freetransit instead of Hyperloop.@ParadoxPrize @uGOcirclehttps://t.co/pqdrb0KpbX
Friday, December 20, 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019
"If an alien landed from outer space, they would say what a minute, you’re charging the poorest members of society $1.75 each way to use your transit system, but everyone else just gets to drive for free wherever they want, whenever they want? It absolutely makes no sense."— Clevelanders for Public Transit (@CLEforTransit) December 5, 2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019
The reality is, the taxpayers are already paying for RTA through the sales tax, and from Federal dollars, and the amount of money RTA collects through fares is negligible. Once you eliminate the costs of collecting fares- from the administration of tickets and passes and transfers, to the accounting and control functions of the funds, and then figure in fuel costs and time wasted while waiting to collect the fares- the amount of real revenue is almost none. By returning ad sales to the outsides and insides of buses, RTA could more than make up for the lost revenue and the increases in ridership would be even more desirable to advertisers.https://esrati.com/esrati-proposes-free-public-transit/17386
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
“Ninety-five percent (of residents) don’t know what the inside of a bus looks like,” he said, and more people on the bus would mean fewer cars on the road.
“You can make an argument that it helps everybody,” Weiler said. “If we become the first major city in America (to offer free bus service), that will really put us on the map.”
Weiler said the move would benefit a broad section of the community, and employers would benefit, too, because some are having trouble keeping workers who struggle with transportation.
“I’ve had a ton of emails and phone calls: ‘What can I do to make it happen?’” Weiler said.
“There are a large number of people who want to help.”