Another Muni Fare Increase Coming on July 1

Your daily $2.25 chariot is about to become your daily $2.50 ride, and more if you don’t use a Clipper card. The upcoming fare increase is a part of the Automatic Fare Indexing Policy that started in 2009, which means that prices are determined by a formula based on monetary inflation and operations costs. The nitty gritty formula is in the fare indexing policy page here.

This year’s fare hike details from the SFMTA:

Single-Trip Fares Current July 1, 2017
Regular Adult: Cash and Limited-Use Tickets (from Metro station machines) $2.50 $2.75
Regular Adult: Clipper Card and MuniMobile App $2.25 $2.50
Discount* Adult: Cash and Limited-Use Tickets $1.25 $1.35
Discount* Adult: Clipper Card or MuniMobile App $1.00 $1.25
Monthly Passes Current July 1, 2017
Adult “A” Monthly Pass (Muni + BART within San Francisco) $91.00 $94.00
Adult “M” Monthly Pass (Muni only) $73.00 $75.00
Adult Lifeline Monthly Pass (Low income) $36.00 $38.00
Discount* Monthly Pass (Muni only) $36.00 $38.00

*Discounted rates are available for youth (5-18), seniors (65+), people with disabilities and Medicare recipients.

If this seems more frequent than usual, you’re correct: the last fare increase in January was not a part of Automatic Fare Indexing but a change to the fare policy. Get more of those quarters (or your Clipper card) ready, folks. And remember the right currency: Muni no longer takes magic beans!

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