New Fares and PassesPosted September 3rd, 2019
Some Foothill Transit fares are increasing on September 29, 2019, in the second part of our fare restructuring.
From 2010 to 2017, we didn’t make any changes to our fares. Through those seven years, things shifted dramatically in our region. We’re travelling farther for longer hours to get customers where they need to be, which adds to the cost of running our buses (more fuel, more wear and tear). While costs are rising, we are seeing fewer people on board – which is partly due to significant population shifts. We started updating our fares in 2017 with the first of two phases. Part two of our fare updates will happen this fall.
One-way fares will increase between 10 to 25 cents. Fares for customers who qualify for senior, disability, or Medicare discounts will not increase. Day passes will increase between 50 cents to a dollar, and 31-day passes will increase between $3 to $10 dollars. See below for the details:
|Fare Type||Cash||TAP||Day Pass||31-Day|
|Adult||$ 1.75||$ 1.50||$ 6||$ 60|
|Student||$ 1.75||$ 1.50||$ 6||$ 40|
|Senior / Persons with Disabilities / Medicare||$ 0.75||$ 0.50||$ 3||$ 30|
|Adult||$ 3||$ 2.75||$ 6||$ 110|
|Student||$ 3||$ 2.75||$ 6||$ 85|
|Senior / Persons with Disabilities / Medicare||$ 1.50||$ 1.25||$ 3||$ 55|
|Commuter Express||$ 5.50||$ 5.50||N/A||$ 180|
Children age five and under will still be free, with two kids per paying adult. EZ transit passes will remain the same.
Upcharges on Foothill Transit
Customers using Foothill Transit 31-day passes, Metro 30-day passes, or transfers from other agencies may need to pay an upcharge to ride the Foothill Transit Silver Streak and Commuter Express Lines 493, 495, 497, 498, 499, and 699. See below for a chart that details the upcharges.
Only some upcharges have increased in Part 2 of our fare changes. Those prices are in bold.
|Adult Local 31-day pass||Silver Streak||$1.25|
|Student Local 31-day pass||Silver Streak*||$1.25|
|Senior/Disabled/Medicare Local 31-day pass||Silver Streak*||$0.75|
|Agency to agency transfer||Silver Streak||$1.25|
|Senior/Disabled/Medicare agency to agency transfer||Silver Streak||$0.75|
|Agency to agency transfer||Commuter Express||$4.00|
|Senior/Disabled/Medicare agency to agency transfer||Commuter Express||$5.00|
|Metro 30-day pass (no zone)||Silver Streak**||$1.25|
|Zone 0 EZ transit pass||Silver Streak||$1.25|
|Zone 1 EZ transit pass or Zone 1 Metro 30-day pass||Silver Streak**||$0.75|
|Zone 2 and above EZ transit pass||Silver Streak*||$1.25|
*Between Montclair and El Monte Station
**In the Silver2Silver corridor from El Monte Station to Los Angeles