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Public Transit

Comprehensive Fare Ordinance

The SANDAG Board of Directors approved the region’s first Comprehensive Fare Ordinance encompassing fares charged on all public transit vehicles in San Diego County operated by Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the North County Transit District (NCTD) on March 24, 2006.

The Comprehensive Fare Ordinance consolidates the existing fare levels and regulations of MTS and NCTD into a single SANDAG ordinance.

The Fare Ordinance is consistent with SANDAG Board Policy No. 029, Regional Fare Policy, which provides the regional framework for transit fares. All fare changes, including fare increases or changes in fare types, must be approved by the SANDAG Board of Directors or the Transportation Committee. Public hearings will be held whenever fare changes are being considered.

2018-2019 Fare Changes

In 2018, MTS and NCTD are proposing to amend the ordinance to adjust transit fares and will collect public comments at six public meetings throughout the region. The adjustments are needed because while operational costs have increased over the past 10 years, fare revenues have declined, and fares have not increased. Increasing fare revenue will assist in maintaining high levels of service and simplifying the fare structure across the region.

After public input is received and analyzed, a final recommendation will be considered by the SANDAG, MTS, and NCTD boards of directors. 

Public Meetings

*Monday, October 22, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Chula Vista Library, Civic Center Auditorium
356 F St.
Chula Vista, CA 91910

*Tuesday, October 23, 2018
2-4 p.m.
MTS Board Room
1255 Imperial Ave., 10th Fl.
San Diego, CA 92101

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6-8 p.m.
El Cajon Police Department, Community Room
100 Civic Center Way
El Cajon, CA 92020

*Monday, October 29, 2018
3:30-5:30 p.m.
City Heights Library Community Room
3795 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105

*Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12 noon - 2 p.m.
Escondido Library, Turrentine Room
239 S Kalmia St.
Escondido, CA 92025

Thursday, November 1, 2018
6-8 p.m.
Oceanside Library, Community Room
330 N Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

*Spanish interpretation will be available at these locations. To request interpretation services in other languages, please contact SANDAG at (619) 699-1900 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Members of the public also may: 

To submit comments in writing, mail to:

SANDAG PIO
401 B Street, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92101

 

PROPOSED FARE CHANGES

 

SINGLE RIDE VIAJE ÚNICO


Fare Product
Tarifa de producto
Pass Type
Tipo de pase
Current
Actual
Proposed
Propuesto
MTS Bus Autobús MTS Adult Adulto $2.25 $2.50
SDM* $1.10 $1.25
MTS Trolley Trolley de MTS Adult Adulto $2.50 Same Igual
SDM* $1.25 Same Igual
Rapid Express Adult Adulto $5.00 Same Igual
SDM* $2.50 Same Igual
MTS RURAL Adult Adulto $5.00 - $10.00 $8.00
SDM* $2.50 - $5.00 $4.00
NCTD BREEZE Adult Adulto $1.75 $2.50
SDM* $0.75 $1.25
NCTD SPRINTER Adult Adulto $2.00 $2.50
SDM* $1.00 $1.25
COASTER (1 Zone/Zona) Adult Adulto $4.00 $5.00
SDM* $2.00 $2.50
COASTER (2 Zone/Zona) Adult Adulto $5.00 $5.75
SDM* $2.50 $2.75
COASTER (3 Zone/Zona) Adult Adulto $5.50 $6.50
SDM* $2.75 $3.25
NCTD FLEX (Except/Excepto 372) Unchanged Sin cambios
NCTD FLEX 372 Unchanged Sin cambios
MTS ACCESS & NCTD LIFT
Proposed LIFT fee is per
BREEZE/SPRINTER needed to complete trip
Tarifa propuesta de
LIFT es para BREEZE/SPRINTER
necesario para completar el traslado
MTS $4.50 $5.00
LIFT $3.50 $5.00

 

DAY AND MONTHLY PASSES PASES DIARIOS y MENSUALES

          
Fare Product
Tarifa de producto
Pass Type
Tipo de pase
Current Day Pass
Pase de un día actual
Proposed Day Pass
Pase de un día Propuesto
Current 30-Day/Monthly Pass
Pase de 30 días actual
Proposed 30-Day/Monthly Pass
Pase de 30 días propuesto
NCTD SPRINTER/ BREEZE Adult Adulto - - $59.00 Removed
Removido
SDM* $2.25 Removed
Removido
- -
Regional Pass (MTS Bus, Trolley, Rapid, NCTD BREEZE, SPRINTER) Adult Adulto $5.00 $5.00 or $6.00 $72.00 $72.00
SDM* - $3.00 $18.00 $26.00
Youth*
Jóvenes
$5.00 $3.00 $36.00 $26.00
RegionPlus± Adult Adulto $12.00 Removed
Removido
- -
Premium Regional° Adult Adulto - $12.00 $100.00 $100.00
SDM* - $6.00 $25.00 $36.00
Youth*
Jóvenes
- $6.00 $50.00 $36.00
COASTER Regional (Rapid Express + all COASTER zones) Adult Adulto - $15.00 - -
SDM* - $7.50 $41.25 $65.00
Youth*
Jóvenes
- $7.50 $82.50 $65.00
COASTER Regional
(Rapid Express + all COASTER zones)
1
Zone
Adult Adulto - - $120.00 $140.00
2
Zone
Adult Adulto - - $150.00 $161.00
3
Zone
Adult Adulto - - $165.00 $182.00

*S/D/M = Senior/Disabled/Medicare *Senior = 65+
Personas mayores/con discapacidades/Medicare Personas mayores: 65+
+Youth = Ages 6 through 18 (5 & under ride free)
Jóvenes = entre 6 y 18 años de edad (de 5 y menores viajan gratis)
± Currently includes all modes except ACCESS, LIFT, MTS Rural, & FLEX 372
Actualmente incluye todos los modos excepto por ACCESS, LIFT, MTS Rural y FLEX 372
°Premium regional includes Regional Pass modes and MTS Rapid Express and NCTD FLEX (Except FLEX 372),
Regional Premium incluye modos en Pase regional y MTS Rapid Express y NCTD FLEX (Excepto por FLEX 372)

This information will be made available in alternative formats upon request. To request, please call (619) 231-1466.

Esta información está disponible en diferentes formatos bajo solicitud. Para solicitar esta información en un formato diferente, por favor llame al (619) 231-1466.