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... Fare-Free Transit Evaluation Framework 2-13  What are the operating and maintenance costs of the existing fare collection system including staff time, services, and technology?  What is the remaining useful life on the existing fare collection equipment?
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... Fare-Free Transit Evaluation Framework 2-14 Step 3: Review relevant peer transit agencies The project team should look to peer transit agencies that have evaluated or implemented fare-free policies or programs to identify relevant fare-free context, goals, evaluation, outcomes, and program funding. The project team can look to transit agencies of similar sizes and in similar operating environments (e.g., region, city size, community demographics, university town, resort town)
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... Fare-Free Transit Evaluation Framework 2-15 Framework in Practice: Ride On Fare Study Peer Review As part of the Ride On Zero & Reduced Fare Study, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) completed a peer review of 22 peer transit agencies and identified five that had implemented or considered a zero- or reduced-fare policy.
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... Fare-Free Transit Evaluation Framework 2-16 Step 4: Identify opportunities and challenges The project team should identify the opportunities and challenges for the transit agency related to fare-free transit policies or programs. These opportunities and challenges should be informed by transit agency context, existing conditions, and the peer review.
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... Fare-Free Transit Evaluation Framework 2-17 Outreach Opportunity: Public Engagement Outreach at this step in the evaluation provides an opportunity to inform the public about the evaluation and gather data on public opinions on fare-free transit alternatives. The public participation process will vary across transit agencies but should be informed by stakeholder engagement and any transit agency requirements, such as the Title VI Public Participation Plan.

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