[nfbwatlk] Sound Transit News Releases Update

Jacob Struiksma lawnmower84 at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 22 18:07:14 CDT 2010


 



Sound Transit Board approves ST Express and Link fare changes


April 22 , 2010 

Simplified fare structure to go into effect June 1, 2010, June 2011

On April 22 the Sound Transit Board approved fare changes for ST Express bus
and Link light rail services. These fare changes will:

*	Increase revenues in response to higher operating costs caused by
inflation 

*	Simplify the ST Express fare structure by eliminating the three-zone
system, and 

*	Bring fares more into alignment with other local transit agencies. 

The proposal is two-phased, with one set of changes in June 1, 2010 and
another in June 2011. ST Express bus fares have increased only once, in
2005, during the 11 years the service has operated.

Under the new structure, by 2011 there will be only two different fare
levels, one for trips within the same county, and one for inter-county
trips.

Effective June, ST Express fares will be as follows:


Current
June 2010
June 2011
Adult	 $1.50-$3	 $2.00-$3.00	 $2.50 / $3.50	
Youth	 $1-$2.50	 $1.00-$2.50	 $1.25 / $2.50	
Senior/Disabled	 $.50-$1.50	 $0.75-$1.50	 $.75 / $1.50	

 

The June 2011 $0.25 increase in Link light rail fare for adults will enable
Sound Transit to generate the revenue needed to cover a larger portion of
operating expenses while allowing for the flattening of Link light rail
fares for youth and seniors.

Details on all of the fare changes can be found here:
www.soundtransit.org/farechanges.
<http://www.soundtransit.org/News-and-Events/News-Releases/Documents/pdf/abo
ut/board/resolutions/2010/Reso2010-11sr.pdf> 

2010 ST Express changes
All trips that cross a county line will be considered an inter-county trip
equivalent to the current three zone fare. ST Express fares for some adult
trips will increase by up to $0.50 in 2010, while fares for other trips will
remain unchanged. There will be no changes for youth fares in 2010, with the
exception that the current two-zone youth fare of $1.75 will change to $2.50
if the trip crosses a county line. Two- and three-zone senior and disabled
fares will not change in 2010, except the current two-zone senior fare of
$1.25 will change to $1.50 if the trip crosses a county line; one-zone trips
will go up by $0.25.

2011 ST Express changes
Zone boundaries within King County will be eliminated. Adult fares will go
up by $0.50 in June 2011, with the exception that there will be no fare
change for trips that are currently two zones trips within one county. Adult
fares under the simplified structure will be:

*	$2.50 for all in-county service 

*	$3.50 for all inter-county service

For youths, two-zone fares will decrease by $0.50, while inter-county youth
fares will not change and one-zone fares will go up $0.25. Youth fares under
the simplified structure will be:

*	$1.25 for in-county service 

*	$2.50 for inter-county service

For seniors and persons with disabilities, fares for trips currently
classified as two zones will decrease by $0.50, while fares for all other
trips will remain unchanged. Fares under the simplified structure will be:

*	$0.75 for in-county service 

*	$1.50 for inter-county service

The new fare structure for Link is:


Current
June 2011

Adult
$1.75 to $2.50
$2.00 to $2.75

Youth
$1.25 to $2.00
$1.25

Senior/Disabled
$0.75 to $1.25
$0.75


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