Pilot project approved for Muni Senior/Disabled Fast Passes to be good on BART in SF


Pilot project approved for Muni Senior/Disabled Fast Passes to be good on BART in SF

BART's Board of Directors has approved a pilot program that will make some $10 Muni Senior and Disabled Fast Passes good for unlimited trips on BART within San Francisco.

The pilot program will begin in about a year after fare gates have been modified to accept the passes.

Initially 2,000 people selected by lottery will be able to purchase the passes. This number could increase to 5,000 participants if both the BART and the SFMTA Boards authorize program expansion after a positive evaluation of the smaller-size program.

During the 18-month pilot program, BART and Muni will continue to offer their current separate discounts for seniors and people with disabilities. For Muni, the discount is through the $10 Fast Pass good for a month of unlimited rides on Muni, while BART provides a 62.5% discount with its red and green tickets, which let the rider take $24 in BART rides for the price of $9.

When more information is available on how to apply for the lottery, it will be posted on www.bart.gov.