City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Fred Cavanah, 209-577-5298
Release Date: Monday, June 30, 2014, 11:15 AM

Modesto Transit Fares to Increase July 6, 2014


MODESTO TRANSIT FARES TO INCREASE JULY 6, 2014
 
Fares to ride Modesto Area Express (MAX) and Modesto Area Dial-A-Ride (MADAR) will increase Sunday, July 6, 2014, to meet a state law requirement that fares cover a minimum of 20% of transit operating costs beginning July 1, 2015. MAX and MADAR have not raised prices since 2008.
 
Cash fares on MAX will increase by $.25 to $1.50 for regular adult riders, by $.25 to $1.25 for students, by $.15, to $.75 for seniors and persons with disabilities, and by $.50 to $3.25 for an all-day pass. MAX ticket books and monthly passes will also increase by approximately 20%. Fares for MAX’s BART and ACE commuter express buses will increase by varying amounts.
 
The MADAR cash fare will increase by $.50, to $3.00 and a ten-ride ticket book by $.50 per ticket to $2.70. A complete list of new fares is included below.
 
During the last complete fiscal year (FY 2012/13) fares accounted for approximately 18% of the total revenue required to operate these services, which is slightly more than the current State law requirement of 15%. Beginning July 1, 2015 that required ratio increases to 20%. Increasing fares now ensures that the amount of revenue collected will meet the new ratio requirement when it becomes effective.
 
The 20% ratio is required for transit systems serving communities over 50,000 residents that are located within counties over 500,000 population as of the most recent census. Modesto’s population has exceeded 50,000 for decades but Stanislaus County’s population topped 500,000 for the first time in the 2010 census, triggering the 20% fare ratio requirement.
Modesto Transit Fares Effective July 6, 2014
 
MODESTO AREA EXPRESS
Urban Service
New
Fare
 
Cash Fares (one trip)
 
 
Regular
$1.50
 
Student
$1.25
 
Senior/Disabled
$0.75
 
Day Pass (unlimited trips)
$3.25
 
Student Field Trip
$0.50
 
 
 
 
Monthly Passes (unlimited trips)
 
 
Regular Monthly Pass
$49.00
 
Student Monthly Pass
$38.00
 
Senior/Disabled Monthly Pass
$24.00
 
 
Ticket Books (50 Tickets)
 
 
Regular
$68.00
 
Student
$57.00
 
Senior/Disabled
$34.00
 
 
 
 
BART Express Commuter Service
 
 
Monthly (full month)
$175.00
 
 
Beginning the 8th of the month
    $140.00
 
Beginning the 15th of the month
      $90.00
 
Beginning the 22nd of the month
      $50.00
 
Half-Month Pass (1st – 15th ea Mo.)
      $90.00
One-Way
$14.00
 
Round-Trip
$16.00
 
 
 
 
ACE Express Commuter Service
 
 
Single Trip
$3.00
 
20 Ride Ticket
$42.00
 
 
 
 
MODESTO AREA DIAL-A-RIDE
 
 
Cash
$3.00
 
Ticket Book (10 Tickets)
$27.00
 
 
 

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