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Old 11-15-2014, 05:42 AM
 
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I'm guessing the post is referring to Commuter Railroads ? .... I have rode SEPTA, NJTRANSIT, AND LIRR and those three that i know of are Zone Based....I never thought of it that way. I've grew up seeing ZONE 1,2,3,4 , ZONE 15 so its regular to my eyes.
But it's usually the farthest you travel the higher the zone fare/ticket is. I'm sure for those agencies that's where their money comes in at charging zone fares and plus on top of that when you factor weekly , or monthly zone passes which can run from $42-$200 per week or month
Some rapid transit systems also have zone fares. PATCO, though under 20 miles, has had it for over 40 years. BART and Washington Metro do during rush hours. Almost all commuter rail systems do. Some lines are over 100 miles long.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Philly, PA
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Some SEPTA buses have zone fares also not to sure about that one...but yeah. I Just looked at NJTransit's Morris/Essex Line and they have 19 zones and that top fare to zone 19 from zone 1 is $14.75...i find it a bit strange the NEC (Northeast Corridor) Trenton-New York is $15.50 one way for travel through 22 zones. Yipes. I don't know how i did it paying that zone fare $30.00 Round trip NY/NJ Side for a couple of months. Not including my SEPTA zone fare Trenton-Philly $18.00 round trip.
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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One of the political factors involves charging higher fares for trips from the airport. The reasoning is no doubt that most of the riders are visitors who don't vote in local elections. I don't buy the lower income argument since many of them don't travel far. I bet many South Bronx residents have never even been to Manhattan.
I'm sure many of them have been to East Harlem and Washington Heights, considering they're just across the river and there's many bus lines connecting them (and even a couple of subway lines).

But even as far as Midtown & Downtown Manhattan go, I'm sure most residents have been there at least once in their lives. The crowding of the subway lines would certainly indicate so.

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Some SEPTA buses have zone fares also not to sure about that one...but yeah. I Just looked at NJTransit's Morris/Essex Line and they have 19 zones and that top fare to zone 19 from zone 1 is $14.75...i find it a bit strange the NEC (Northeast Corridor) Trenton-New York is $15.50 one way for travel through 22 zones. Yipes. I don't know how i did it paying that zone fare $30.00 Round trip NY/NJ Side for a couple of months. Not including my SEPTA zone fare Trenton-Philly $18.00 round trip.
For what it's worth, Trenton-NY is 50 miles, so that means the fare ends up being about $0.30 per mile.
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Philly, PA
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For what it's worth, Trenton-NY is 50 miles, so that means the fare ends up being about $0.30 per mile.
Sounds about right..NJTransit sure did make their $30.00 off of me lol many times.
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