The C-TRAN Board of Directors announced the approval of a temporary, 12-month fare reduction for Local and Express routes in 2022. The reduced fares will take effect on Jan. 1.
The change will lower the Local bus fare from $1.80 to $1 per ride for an adult. The Adult Express fare will drop from $3.85 to $2.50 per ride. Some Honored/Youth fares will also be discounted accordingly, and the C-VAN fare will drop from $1.80 to $1. All daily and monthly caps in the Hop Fastpass system will remain unchanged. All Regional fares will also remain unchanged.
According to the release, the temporary fare reduction is primarily focused on easing the burden of transportation for those who continue to rely on C-TRAN, and for those who may return to our system during the next year.
Tuesday’s board action followed extensive public outreach that included virtual and in-person open house meetings in November. Comments received from the public were overwhelmingly in favor of reducing fares. The C-TRAN Citizens Advisory Committee previously recommended moving forward with the temporary fare reduction.
When the reduced fares take effect, Hop Fastpass cards will be automatically programmed to charge the lower amount per ride on the corresponding C-TRAN routes. Cash fares will also be accepted at the lower amount.