New York City’s subway system is a prime, pricey example.
Bus and train ridership has dipped since the start of the pandemic. High fuel prices, spurred in part by the war in Ukraine, may change that.
At more than 500,000 residents, Albuquerque, New Mexico is the largest city in the U.S. to experiment with zero-fare transit.
Some drivers are retiring, others are going to work for commercial delivery services.
Among other ways, it would upgrade the power grid and support electric cars and public transit.
Across the country, ridership is still way below pre-pandemic levels.
The transport authority uses an autonomous vehicle to bring people to a park. The free weekend service offers a glimpse of the future.
The money will let agencies avoid doomsday scenarios of thousands of layoffs and drastic service cuts.
After Detroit bus drivers staged a "sick-out," passengers began getting free rides so that drivers wouldn't have to handle fares.