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Bus lines -- Fares -- Oregon -- Portland, Local transit -- Fares -- Oregon -- Portland, Urban transportation -- Oregon -- Portland


On January 12, 1975, Tri-Met launched a cluster of new services and programs. The new flat fare enabled passengers to ride anywhere in the district for 35 cents, a boon for suburban commuters, some of whom had paid 75 cents a ride before. Monthly passes went on sale, entitling passengers to take unlimited trips for $13. The major portion of downtown Portland became Fareless Square, where anyone could ride free with Tri-Met.

These programs have had a significant effect on Tri-Met ridership. Tri-Met carried nearly 23 million riders in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1975, and increase of 11.6 percent over the previous year.

This report is an evaluation of the Fareless Square.

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