12.31.2020 | Public Notice

There will be three public meetings virtually on GoTo Webinar to gather input on proposed transit fare changes affecting Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) riders. Any approved changes to the Regional Comprehensive Fare Ordinance would become effective no sooner than May 1, 2021. If approved, these changes would take effect when the Compass Card system is replaced by the new regional PRONTO fare system in mid-2021. Participants can ask questions and write or record comments. After public input is received, a final recommendation will be considered by the SANDAG, MTS, and NCTD boards of directors.

Public Information and Input Meetings

Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, these meetings will be held virtually, with the public able to listen and provide input by computer or telephone. See below for information on how to participate.

Register for the public meetings and learn more at sdmts.com/fare-change:

Saturday, January 9, 2021, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 6 p.m.

Summary of Proposed Fare Changes

  • Reduce one-way cash fares for Youth to align with the discounted Senior/Disabled/Medicare cash fares.
  • Increase Adult one-way cash fares on most bus and light rail services from $2.50 to $2.75.
  • Include “best-fare” capabilities for 1-day and Monthly passes (except NCTD COASTER) and eliminate the 30-day pass (see “How will PRONTO work” inset below).
  • Increase MTS Access and NCTD LIFT fares from $5.00 to $5.50.

Other Input/Feedback Methods

To submit your comments in writing:

Mail to: SANDAG PIO, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101
Email to: pio@SANDAG.org
Phone: 619.595.5321

Deadline for public comments: March 1, 2021

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons needing assistance to participate. If such assistance is required, please contact SANDAG at 619.699.1900 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. To request the materials in an alternate format and/or additional language(s), please call 619.699.900, 619.699.1904 (TTY), or fax 619.699.1905.