Just a reminder that Valley Metro is seeking public comments on proposed fare increases. The fare increases are significant and range from 22% to 170% depending on type of fare purchased. Comments are due by 1/22. To submit comments please visit this page.

A quick overview of proposed fare structures. There are 3 that VM is considering, all have increases for fares across the board including regular, reduced and student fares as well as ADA Dial a Ride pricing. The scenarios are illustrated in the two graphics below which come from a recorded webinar that can be viewed here. The first graphic indicates the 3 scenarios and how they will affect one ride and all-day passes. Note that only the 3rd and most expensive scenario is labeled as “Most likely to provide revenue to maintain current service”. The second graphic provides greater detail on all fare increases. Note that “On-board” indicates purchasing a pass when you board the bus and is more expensive. “Off-board” indicates purchasing a pass via valleymetro.org, at a Transit Store, or at pass vending machines. The increase to an all-day local regular pass ranges from 70% to 170%. Increases to the monthly local regular pass ranges from 22% to 55%. Increases to a Spring or Fall semester student pass ranges from 21% to 53%.

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For more information, please view the recorded webinar.

One Response to “Reminder: Give input on proposed Valley Metro fare increases”
  1. BB says:

    I told them to raise to a buck heck raise it to 2.62 cents the cost for me to ride. It is still cheaper than a car.

    lets then start charging motorists the true cost to drive that car.

    Right now we have two bus systems one runs on county sales tax and the other runs on city sales tax. Rapid which never see a reduction or being late has great comfortable buses that runs on the county’s dime.
    The broken down buses which are always late and have now reduced service run on the all of the cities dime.

    That is my input minus
    If I wanted a real bus system I would move to a real bus system in another state which I don’t mind paying for. Clearly this one is broken and is not going to get fixed anytime soon.

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