As Fare-Free Transit Catches On, Checking In On 5 Cities With Free Public Transit

  • Date: 09/21/2022

There’s no such thing as a free bus. But these five cities are among those offering free public transportation. How is it working out?

Fare-free public transit is having a moment — with coverage from Freakonomics to Wired to Slate to right here at Next City. And while some experts are skeptical about the benefits, cities — and even states — are forging ahead with their own fare-free experiments, including Boston, Kansas City and Denver.

Open Article


We’d love to hear from you!

Have more mobility news that we should be reading and sharing? Let us know! Reach out to Sage Kashner (

Skip to toolbar