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Brakewood Study Cited by New York Times

Candace Brakewood.

Candace Brakewood

Research published by Assistant Professor Candace Brakewood was recently cited in the New York Times article “A ‘Fair Fares’ Program So Exclusive, Barely Anyone Can Qualify For It.”

The article discusses how a transit program gives 260,000 low-income New Yorkers half-price transit rides, but advocates are calling on the mayor to expand the program.

The work, which was led by graduate Wes Darling (CEE/BS ’20) was originally published in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

The research, “Comparison of Reduced-Fare Programs for Low-Income Transit Riders,” aimed to synthesize the state of reduced-fare programs for low-income transit riders. The New York Times article cited data from the study showing that at least 15 cities in the United States offer reduced-fare programs for low-income transit riders.