What is Public Transit’s Business Model?

Lunchtime Forum

Photo by Sergio Ruiz

With products, customers and sources of revenue, public transit is a business. But low farebox recovery ratios, subsidized operation and other quirks make it a business quite different from the norm. In an era where public transit is under pressure to evolve, come learn about how the business of public transit works today — and how it might improve in the future.

+ Travis Fox / SFMTA
+ Ron Downing / Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
+ Justin Lokitz / Business Models, Inc.
+ Dennis Markham / BART


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