The City of Santa Clarita Transit will be adjusting transit fares effective Sunday, August 5, for local and commuter route bus passes. Customers who take advantage of employee transit benefits from their employer should confirm that their benefits cover any upcoming fare changes.
“The City is committed to making it easy and affordable to use public transportation service,” says Mayor Frank Ferry. “Santa Clarita Transit is revising its current fares as a result of rising service operating costs. Even though fare changes have slightly increased, Transit continues to provide financial savings and convenience for riders using the service on a daily basis.”
Local monthly passes will see an increase from $30.00 per month to $32.00 per month. The cost of local transit service cash fare will continue to be $1.00, and the local day pass will remain at $2.50.
Commuter route pass fares are also changing, with reduced fare passes being half the cost of a full fare pass. The Warner Center full fare monthly passes will be $145.00 and the reduced fare will be $72.50. Los Angeles and Century City full fare passes will increase to $165.00 and the reduced fare will be $82.50. Commuters using interagency transfers will also see an increase to their specific transition from $0.50 to $0.55.
Two new monthly passes for Route 757 to North Hollywood will be offered with full fare passes available for $100.00 and reduced fare passes available at $50.00. Commuters should also note all passes, including EZ pass, will be only available on Transit Access Pass (TAP) beginning Saturday, September 1, 2012.
TAP is a durable, plastic card which contains a smart chip that allows commuters to buy and electronically load Santa Clarita local and commuter passes, as well as fares for other participating municipal operators. For more information about TAP, call (866) TAP-TOGO (827-8646) or visit www.taptogo.com.
For more information about Santa Clarita Transit, including the August 2012 fare changes, please contact Santa Clarita Transit at (661) 294-1287 or visit www.SantaClaritaTransit.com.