Farebox Recovery Mandate Campaign

Get Maryland Moving has selected changing Maryland’s farebox recovery mandate as its first issue campaign.  Currently, State law requires that the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) recovers 35 percent of its expenses through farebox and other revenues.  Experience and industry norms show that this approach is ineffective and counterproductive – the MTA has never achieved the 35 percent target and cites the farebox recovery mandate as a limiting factor to expanding service to respond to new major employment sites, extending hours for students to get to and from after-school activities, and other opportunities to grow ridership and service the region.  Our aim is to replace the farebox recovery mandate with better, more meaningful indicators of the MTA’s performance: reliability, speed, frequency, access to jobs, and ridership.


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Farebox Recovery Mandate In The News

The Community Architect – Why Requiring Transit Fare Recovery is Ineffective

Baltimore Sun Editorial - Judging Transit’s Performance

Baltimore Business Journal – Tradepoint Atlantic, Sagamore Development Support Bill to Make MTA Transit More Reliable

Maryland Daily Record – Bill Seeks Repeal of MTA Farebox Mandate