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.
Kansas City, Missouri is debating eliminating fares, which would make it the largest city in the U.S. to do so.
American cities pay a mysterious premium for underground rail lines.
While the D.C. Metro is losing revenue, public transit systems across the country aren't getting federal funding.
Transit in Atlanta has struggled with a bad reputation. State lawmakers hope a new brand will change that.
Transit advocates say the city's system perpetuates inequality.
The economic repercussions go beyond the metropolitan area.