As part of a push to encourage Americans to take transit in their everyday lives, the FCC is proposing a pilot trial of a “Transit Passport” program that would allow people who have paid for a “transit pass” to pay to use a bus or subway in exchange for the right to pay an additional fare for the ride.
The proposal was announced last week by Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat who is the chair of the Federal Communications Commission.
The plan is the latest effort by the FCC to expand the use of a transit pass to include people who don’t have it.
But the pilot program, if successful, would not require a public or private entity to offer the service to its customers.
The FCC has been trying to encourage people to use public transit in a wide range of ways, from charging for bus trips in Washington, DC, to giving drivers more pay for longer trips on the roads.
The new proposal would not be a full public-transit program like the ones in the Bay Area and New York City, where people pay for bus rides and are reimbursed for tolls.
Instead, the pilot would only be an extension of a pilot the FCC began in 2015.
The pilot program would provide “free transportation service” to anyone who pays for a transit passes through a website.
But unlike the Bay and New Orleans programs, it would be administered by the National Transit Center, a nonprofit organization with about $1 billion in funding.
The center is the largest transit provider in the United States and has been working with the FCC for years on a pilot project that would extend the reach of its network of buses to all 50 states.
The idea behind the program is that a person could pay $10 for a one-way transit pass, and receive a free ride on a bus for two hours, a discounted rate that is roughly the same as the cost of a regular trip on the bus.
If people pay a fee for a full transit pass they would also be able to use the service for one-hour rides on public transportation, including taxis, ridesharing and bus rapid transit.
The cost of the transit pass would be reduced by about $5 a day for two years.
For the first two years, the program would cost $10 per month, but would rise to $20 a month by 2020.
For a person who had paid $1,500 for a pass in 2016, the cost would be $1.50 per month.
That would drop to $0.75 per month by 2019.
The program would start at $5 for the first year and would increase to $15 per month after that.
It would not apply to anyone with an active health care plan, or anyone who has a disability or has lost a job or pension.
Rosenwourcel said the program was designed to be a way to “ensure that our community can take transit when it is needed most.”
“As a matter of fact, we’re not doing this just for people who aren’t able to ride, we are doing this because our transit system can’t serve everyone, and we don’t want people to lose access to public transportation when they’re not able to travel,” she said.
“So the plan is not to make the system more expensive or more complicated, but to make it affordable and convenient for those who need it the most.”
The FCC said the pilot project would cost about $150 million over the next two years and would allow the center to provide the program to about 100 million people in the country.
The agency said it is planning to launch the pilot in 2021, but that it is also planning to expand it to other cities in 2019.
Rosenwinck said the plan was developed to address “unmet needs” for public transit and “to provide the most efficient and effective service possible to all Americans.”
She said the cost to the public would be a lower than it is today because the center would be able “to invest in technology to help people use the transit service, and reduce its use.”
The pilot would not only include people with transit passes but also would include people without transit passes.
Rosenwonck said she believes that the pilot could be an “innovative tool to increase our transit use” and also to expand access to more people.
She said that the center was looking forward to “sharing our vision with other states” and that she was hopeful that the program could be implemented in other states.
“As we move forward with the program, we will work with all of our partners to ensure that this pilot project can serve the American people well,” Rosenwinkel said.
The proposed pilot project is part of the FCC’s effort to reduce the amount of time it takes to get from point A to point B by increasing the number of people who are able to get on a transit train and getting on a plane or train.
The goal of the pilot