BART fares increase 3.7% on January 1


BART fares increase 3.7% on January 1

On Sunday, January 1, 2006, BART fares will increase by 3.7%. This is the first fare increase since January 2004.

The 3.7% increase is based on a formula that accounts for changes in inflation, both locally and nationally, reduced by .5% to account for increased operating efficiencies achieved by BART.

In addition, a 10-cent capital surcharge will be applied to trips made within Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco Counties, including Daly City. SamTrans has also asked for and received a 10 cent increase to the San Mateo County surcharge which is applied to trips that begin and end in San Mateo County, and to trips between the five SFO Extension stations (Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno, SFO and Millbrae) and BART stations in San Francisco. With the fare increase, the minimum BART fare will rise from $1.25 to $1.40.

To check your fare, select a trip for January 1or later on the BART QuickPlanner. An updated version of the BART Fares and Schedules brochure is also available. You can save money on your BART tickets by purchasing high-value tickets at a 6.25% discount. High-value tickets are available at Tickets-To-Go vendors throughout the Bay Area.