Last night the Capital Metro board adopted a new fare structure that will become effective Jan. 16, 2011 (in conjunction with the January service change).
The board made a few adjustments to the proposal presented by staff: added a Reduced Local seven-day pass at $4.50 and a Reduced Regional seven-day pass at $10; and, removed the provision that MetroAccess customers can ride free on fixed-route buses to allow staff 60 days to study the issue and to study the feasibility of an annual pass. Also, although staff had originally recommended an increase to the RideShare monthly fee, after further discussion, staff decided it would be better to leave RideShare fares as is for now. The Planning Department has been discussing a new structure entirely for RideShare fares, one based on mileage and the number of participants in the carpool/vanpool (basically creating an incentive for vanpool groups to keep a full van). Since that new structure may come to fruition within the next year, it didn’t make sense to raise RideShare fares now.
Here are the fares approved by the board: