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Detroit City Buses Cost Taxpayers $3.52 Per Trip; Average Rider Pays Just 76 Cents

Detroit’s municipal bus service loses $3.52 on every trip riders take, according to a website that tracks transportation data across the country. The National Transit Database reports that each bus ride costs the city $4.28 on average, with the average fare level covering just 76 cents of that. That means taxpayers are providing a $3.52 subsidy for per trip.