Registration opened for Muni/BART senior and disabled Fast Pass pilot
BART and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates the Municipal Railway (Muni), have announced the opening of registration for an 18-month joint pilot project to allow senior and disabled customers unlimited access to BART in San Francisco and all Muni transit services with the purchase of a single pass. Interested seniors and persons with disabilities may enter a drawing to participate. The first phase of the pilot will begin February 2010; the registration deadline for those who wish to participate is November 30th.
To participate in the pilot program, seniors and persons with disabilities must register for a random lottery by going to www.sfmta.com/pilotpass.
The current Muni Adult Fast Pass allows unlimited BART access within the City of San Francisco and all regular transit services offered by Muni. The Senior/Disabled Pass Pilot will assess the functionality, popularity and potential costs of implementing a similar program for senior and disabled Muni customers. The SFMTA and BART are working together to develop a pass for this purpose. If deemed successful, the pass could be added to a the regional TransLink card.
To enter the first round of the lottery, a senior or disabled customer must register no later than November 30. Every six months during the pilot, 2,000 participants will be randomly selected to receive the Senior/Disabled Pilot Pass. Senior and persons with disabilities will be required to demonstrate eligibility or verify their age. Pilot participants will be required to carry the pass as well as a valid form of identification when using the pass.
For more information visit http://www.sfmta.com/pilotpass.