Free and Reduced-Fare Transit, Better Transit Stops, and Real-Time Transportation Information

These three strategies focus on free and reduced-fare transit, better bus stops, and real time transit information. “Free and Reduced-Fare Transit” lowers the cost of transit. “Better Transit Stops” makes transit stops safer and more comfortable with shelters and better lighting. “Real Time Transportation Information” gives accurate transportation information in real time.

Strategy 13: Free/Reduced-Fare Transit

Make sustainable public transportation and paratransit more affordable by offering free or reduced-fare transit for everyone or for certain populations.

Example: In 2019, Kansas City voted to become the first major US city to offer free public transportation.

Credit: CleanTechnica

Strategy 14: Better Transit Stops

Improve accessibility, comfort and safety at transit stations and stops by having shelters, benches, better lighting, an emergency button, and real-time information. The City will design ADA compliant transit stops and incorporate best practices for universal designs when possible.

This will make using transit more appealing and inviting for all people.

Strategy 15: User-friendly transportation information

Use real-time information tools, like bus crowding displays, transit arrival information, and bikeshare availability, to help people make decisions about their trips.

Examples: Real-time information displayed at bus or train stops (photo on left). An app on your phone can provide real-time bus crowding information (photo on right). Trip planning apps can help you plan easy connections when you switch between bike, bus, or train.