Published Date : September 5, 2019

This policy brief explores the concept of fare equity and demonstrates why the current commuter rail fare structure makes train travel uneconomical for many Gateway City residents, especially those living in the immediate station areas. The brief also provides a deeper understanding of why affordable fares are a critical precursor for transformative transit-oriented development and offers recommendations to help policymakers adjust fare policy in a manner that is sensitive to Gateway City economies.

Meet The Authors

Elizabeth Haney

Research Associate, MassINC

Tracy A. Corley, PhD

Transit-Oriented Development Fellow, MassINC

Ben Forman

Research Director, MassINC

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