On December 5, the Kansas City council voted unanimously to make city bus routes fare-free. While the city’s light rail has been free for some time, fare-free service will now be extended to include all bus routes.
Well, it makes good sense, doesn’t it? At a time when income disparities are becoming ever more extreme, lower income people still need to get to work, and greater mobility has many benefits in terms of productivity and quality of life. Besides that, a shift toward mass transit has positive benefits for the environment. I, for one, hope that other cities will follow this example.
Read all about it at, Kansas City becomes first major American city with universal fare-free public transit.