FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 28, 2018
Sabina Popa, transportation services manager, Everett Transit, 425-257-8805
Kari Goepfert, senior communications officer, communications and marketing, 425-257-7125
New year, new fares for Everett Transit
Bus fares increase to $1.50 on Jan. 1
EVERETT, WA – Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 1, Everett Transit riders will pay a new fare for the first time since 2013. The fares will increase in two stages in 2019.
On Jan. 1, adult fares will increase from $1 to $1.50, youth fares will increase to $1 and fares for seniors and people with disabilities will increase to $0.50 per trip. Fares will increase again on July 1 to $2 for adults on fixed-routes and paratransit and $1.50 for youth. Fares for seniors and people with disabilities will remain at $0.50 in July.
The fare increase is the first of three actions in 2019 to put the agency on a path toward long-term financial sustainability and ridership growth. In March, several bus routes will have new alignments and service levels, creating a network of faster, more direct service.
After the fare changes are fully implemented in July, Everett Transit’s fares will still be the lowest among transit agencies in the central Puget Sound region. Everett Transit is currently evaluating options for implementing a low-income fare alongside other regional partners.
To learn more about the 2019 fare and route changes, visit EverettTransit.org/2019Fares.
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Everett Transit has connected the city of Everett’s neighborhoods and employment centers since 1893, operating local bus and paratransit services by providing more than 2 million trips annually. For more information, visit EverettTransit.org.