CalGreen Launches the "Fare-Free Transit" Webpage
The new webpage identifies which California transit systems have suspended fare collection, out of significant concern for possible COVID-19 transmission.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Because of its mission to advance systems thinking and the Triple Bottom Line, the California Green Academy (“CalGreen”) is proud to launch the webpage cafarefreetransit.info, listing which public transit systems, statewide, are temporarily suspending fare collection/enforcement. In an effort to reduce COVID-19 transmission on essential infrastructure and services, transit systems are requiring passengers board from the back of the vehicle, in addition to, suspending systemwide fare collection and enforcement, until further notice. (Front door boarding is reserved solely for ADA passengers.) “At the time of this release, given there is no centralized, statewide listing of which transit systems are forgoing fare collection, CalGreen is very proud to take part in this effort. I also ask, in all sincerity, if you see any incorrect information on the webpage, please email CalGreen, so that we can implement these corrections, immediately. And please remember, we are all in this pandemic together, and I am confident better days are ahead,” remarked Greg Justice, CalGreen’s Chief Sustainability Officer (ED). CalGreen’s fare-free transit webpage is updated daily (M-F), with information from major public transit systems. While not all transit systems may be listed online, at this time, CalGreen is prioritizing the listing of systems in counties with the greatest infections. CalGreen strives to provide readers with the latest, most accurate, and complete information available, and greatly appreciates any assistance in sharing updates–including incorrect information on this release, by emailing: info[at]cafarefreetransit.info.
A PDF of this release can be downloaded here.