Why Metro Systems Can Make Themselves More Resilient to Pandemics by Being Less Dependent on Rider Fees

Why Metro Systems Can Make Themselves More Resilient to Pandemics by Being Less Dependent on Rider Fees

Why Metro Systems Can Make Themselves More Resilient to Pandemics by Being Less Dependent on Rider Fees

12/13/22

“Why can metro systems make themselves more resilient to pandemics by being less dependent on rider fees?”

Charging rider fees is a common funding mechanism for metro systems. But being too reliant can cause lead to revenue shortfalls during pandemics. One way to increase resilience against these events is to shift the funding basis away from rider fees. This way transit companies are not beholden to the presence of riders. This is Why Metro Systems Can Make Themselves More Resilient to Pandemics by Being Less Dependent on Rider Fees.

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