Caltrain Citizens' Advisory Committee (San Carlos)
July 17, 2019 –
The Caltrain Board of Directors is considering changes to its fare structure in order to keep the system adequately funded and in a state of good repair.
Unlike most transit systems, Caltrain does not currently receive dedicated funding to support its operations. The cost of operating and maintaining the service has increased due to the challenge of accommodating changing ridership demand and maintaining an aging diesel system in a state of good repair. The Board invites public comment on the following potential changes at its August 1 meeting. A final proposal will be presented for Board action on September 5, 2019.
- Price of the GoPass will increase by up to 20%, effective January 1, 2020.
- 5% increase every two years on January 1, starting in 2022.
- Clipper discounts for one-way fares and monthly passes will be removed after January of 2020.
- One-Way/Day Pass/Monthly Pass
- Incremental fare increases every two years
- $.50 increase to the base fare scheduled for July of 2020
- $.25 increase to the zone fare scheduled for July of 2022
- $.50 increase to the base fare scheduled for July of 2024
- Means-Based Fare Pilot Program
- Caltrain will officially participate in MTC’s Means-Based Discount Fare pilot program, which is currently scheduled to begin in Fall 2019
- This program will offer eligible participants a 20% discount off of the single-ride adult Clipper Card Caltrain fares
- Administrative Changes
- Charter trains, parking and bicycle locker fees will be removed from the Codified Tariff. These fees will be placed in a separate document and any changes to the fees or the rules will be brought to the Board in a later process.
Caltrain/SamTrans HQ is one block west of El Camino Real and the San Carlos Caltrain station. Ride SamTrans' ECR or ECR Rapid bus lines, or take Caltrain, then walk 1 block west down San Carlos Ave.
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