Fare increases begin at BART, several other transit agencies

BART increase is about 1.4 percent, or about 5 cents for average fare

Commuters will find today that a number of Bay Area transit agencies have increased their fares.

In San Francisco, adult fast passes increased $2 to $74 a month, and Muni-only passes are now $64. Passes for youth, seniors and disabled riders also increased by $1, to $22.

BART fares increased 1.4 percent, or about 5 cents for the average fare, according to BART officials.

Golden Gate Transit bus and ferry fares were raised by 5 percent.

On Caltrain, prices increased for people buying paper tickets, 25 cents for a one-way ticket and 50 cents for a Day Pass.

In addition, the discount for eight-ride tickets was reduced from 15 percent off the one-way fare to 7.5 percent. The validity period of the tickets also was cut in half, to 30 days.

For users of Clipper transit cards, the amount deducted for passes and tickets are being adjusted automatically.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on Jul 3, 2012 at 8:48 am

I thought there was a tax hidden in Obamacare (which no one read) that was going to fund all transit costs?

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