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!