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My city predictably is having money shortages. I am barely breaking even and have already taken three bonds. Suddenly I remember that I have a very nice public transportation (shuttle bus) system that, maybe, I can monetize. Is there any way that I can set a fare for my buses (or any other public transportation systems) and recoup some of the expenses?

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I would try Ministry of Public Transportation (only one city in a region needs any particular ministry to unlock stuff for all cities). If that doesn’t work, then SC works at the proper model — subsidise PT, because it saves money on traffic delays, fuel consumption, road wear and pollution. –  theUg Mar 6 '13 at 2:54
    
As for money, I only needed PT when I hit 5000. By that time, I borrowed and paid off four bonds, and now make decent amount with healthy cash flow. –  theUg Mar 6 '13 at 2:55
    
I too have come up to making decent money again. But it would still be nice to know if this is possible. –  Xantec Mar 6 '13 at 3:10
    
I do not believe it is possible to adjust the fares charged by public transport. –  kalina Mar 6 '13 at 10:01
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It is not possible to charge for public transport in SimCity. The purpose of mass transit in SimCity is to provide a method to control the traffic and air pollution in your city.

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Unfortunately you are probably right. It is ironic then that the municipal buses from neighboring cities can cause as much traffic as they alleviate. –  Xantec Mar 11 '13 at 12:41
    
Are there any fares at all for public transportation? –  Aaron Kurtzhals Mar 11 '13 at 15:23
    
@AaronKurtzhals It doesn't seem so. –  Xantec Mar 12 '13 at 2:59
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With the current state of the game there are no tollbooths or anything of that manner like there were in SimCity 4. But I am sure in the future whether it is through community mods or DLC there will be such content.

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