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Public Notice - Fare Changes

On December 16, 2011, the Board of Directors of SANDAG adopted changes to the Regional Comprehensive Fare Ordinance. The changes affect fares for services provided by the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the North County Transit District (NCTD). All changes take effect January 20, 2012.

Under the revised ordinance, promotional fares that NCTD implemented on January 20, 2011 for a one-year period will become permanent. The cost of the RegionPlus Day Pass will drop from $14 to $12. In addition, new language was added to the fare ordinance.

Promotional Fares Become Permanent

• BREEZE – One-Way Regular Cash Fare reduced from $2 to $1.75 ($1 to $0.75 for Senior/Disabled/Medicare);

• LIFT - LIFT fare reduced from $4.00 to $3.50;

• COASTER – One-Way Regular Cash Fare reduced from a range of $5 to $6.50 to a range of $4 to $5.50 ($2.50–$3.25 to $2–$2.75 for Senior/ Disabled/Medicare);

• COASTER – COASTER zones reduced from four zones to three zones; from two zones to one zone within the NCTD service area and no change within the MTS service area.

• COASTER – Regular Monthly Pass Fares reduced from a range of $144 to $182 to a range of $120 to $165 ($45.50 to $41.25 for Senior/Disabled/Medicare);

• COASTER – For transfers to the COASTER, the Single Ride COASTER ticket discount changed to $0.50 for those with Regular, Youth, or Senior/Disabled/Medicare Compass Passes, and the Round Trip COASTER ticket discount changed to $1 for those with Regular, Youth, or Senior/Disabled/Medicare Compass Passes.

Fare Changes Take Effect Starting Jan. 20, 2012

The following new change will take effect as well:

• RegionPlus Day Pass – Reduced from $14 to $12

Additionally, the following wording changes have been incorporated into the Regional Comprehensive Fare Ordinance:

• COASTER - Establishment of supplement for Rail 2 Rail COASTER monthly pass upgrade ($59 for one-zone pass and $84 for three-zone pass) for Adult, Senior/Disabled/Medicare, and Youth monthly passes;

• Revision of eligibility to purchase discounted passes for persons with disabilities. Make language consistent with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations and MTS and NCTD current practice.

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