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Bus Fares Good Question

Good Question: Why offer transfers? 

| Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:15:00 AM
This week’s Good Question comes from Andrew Balfour, who emailed to ask: “Why are transfers allowed? Why not just have payment required for each trip and a lower per-trip cost instead?” Metro Transit operates nearly 130 routes in 90 metro-area [...]
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Good Question: Why does it cost more to ride during rush hour? 

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013 3:43:00 PM
This week’s Good Question comes from Sarah Graves (@sarahteal), who asked: Why does it cost more to ride during rush hour? In the Twin Cities metro, transit fares are lower during off-peak hours to encourage transit use throughout the entire day [...]
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The proof is in the payment 

| Friday, July 12, 2013 1:17:00 PM
When customers board the METRO Blue Line, Northstar Commuter Rail or use the rear entrance of buses on the new METRO Red Line, no one is at the door collecting fares. But that doesn’t mean customers are getting a free ride. This common [...]
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