- Dec 15, 2009
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This is my favored approach. The operational efficiencies gained from all door boarding on buses would be a huge benefit, and it would also tend to help most the people least able to afford the 'T under the current fare structure. That said, I would also respond pretty favorably to municipalities experimenting along the lines of @fattony's proposal. And that could also follow an incremental approach. Maybe full funded passes for every adult is too expensive at first, but subsidized, perhaps on an income sensitive sliding scale could be more financially viable, and again would likely help most the people who can afford the least. Ultimately, @JumboBuc's point is also important, but it doesn't need to stop us from experimenting and moving the needle a few steps at a time.If you want an incremental solution, eliminate fares and fare collection from local busses but keep collecting fares on the other modes.