from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box in which the tickets or fares of passengers, as in horse-cars, omnibuses, and at some railroad-stations, are deposited by them.


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  • As I said before, the only way to make the numbers look even somewhat acceptable is to make the fare-box go away.

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  • Take a look at what happens when the fare-box is implimented.

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  • MR. HUMPHREYS: There is an exact science and much engineering romance behind the small ticket we place in the fare-box of our electric cars and motor buses.

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  • The fare-box recovery -- in transit, the percent of operating expense actually covered by fare revenue -- something that does 25 percent like a bike-share system is pretty good. Top Stories

  • Without surplus bridge revenue, fare-box collections and operational assistance provided by Marin and Sonoma counties along with the state and the federal government would be insufficient to cover the district's transit operations.

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  • The rail line is expected to be completed by 2014, and Stone said the cost of the project, operations and maintenance would be paid for by fare-box and advertising revenue and corporate sponsorships.

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  • The transit agency dropped that service in the summer of last year, because of a sudden drop in both sales tax and fare-box revenue.

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  • Reduced tax proceeds, state and local cuts and falling fare-box revenue have hurt the bottom line.

  • But directors said they feared the 10 percent jump would be counterproductive and prompt BART regulars to abandon the system and get back into their cars, driving down fare-box revenue and adding to freeway congestion.

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  • But to cover the loss of approximately $65,000 in fare-box revenue, the cost of a parking ticket will double from $6 to $12, and the balance will come from an undetermined increase in lodgers tax from guests at local hotels and motels.


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