Caltrain Mulling Fare Increases
05/09/2019 – (SM Daily Journal) Caltrain officials are searching for answers to the transit agency’s structural deficit, and one of those answers may be a fare hike.
The Joint Powers Board at a Thursday meeting received an update on the ongoing fare study, which offers insight into the potential consequences of various fare changes.
Those changes include an increase in base fare by 25 cents, an increase in zone fare by the same amount, a reduction of the Clipper Card discount from 55 cents to 20 cents or eliminating that discount altogether, and finally, a 25 percent discount off base fare for off-peak travel.
The 25-cent increase in base fare could bring … read more