SFMTA nixes $0.25 transfer proposal
Photo by Jason Flower
Put those quarters back in your pocket, Muni riders. The SFMTA has scrapped a proposal to begin charging $0.25 for transfers. ABC 7 has the deets:
The agency’s commissioners said on Monday that all revenue options must be explored to help close a projected $34 million deficit. But they took the 25-cent transfer fee off the table, saying that would go against the way Muni is setup.
After our initial post about paid transfers and an overall rate-hike, one commenter pointed out something obvious that no one had touched on up to that point: “aren’t people required to have a transfer as proof of payment, even if they aren’t getting on another bus. In that case, everyOne will have to pay the fee.” Good point. And a moot one now.
Read the rest of the ABC 7 story.
I thought the 25 cent fee was only for RFID transfers, i.e. those temporary Clipper cards you buy in underground Metro stops?