The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) reminds customers that the Muni increase in adult daily cash fare from $2.00 to $2.25 will take effect Sept. 1. Also, both adult Fast Passes and the Lifeline Pass will reflect a fare increase beginning with September sales period, which starts Aug. 17, for Clipper sales.
Fare increases effective September 2014 are as follows:
- Single Ride Adult Fare will increase from $2 to $2.25.
- Adult “A” Fast Pass will increase from $76 to $80.
- Adult “M” Fast Pass will increase from $66 to $68.
- Lifeline Monthly Pass will increase from $33 to $34.
The price of the monthly passes and single ride fares for Senior, Disabled and Youth will remain unchanged. All qualifying youth are encouraged to apply to the Free Muni for Youth program, which has been extended to last through June 30, 2016. This program provides youth aged 5-18 living in San Francisco from low to middle income families free access to Muni.
The fare increases are based on a formula set in 2009 by the SFMTA Board of Directors to create a more predictable and transparent mechanism for setting charges. The formula is based on a combination of the Bay Area Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) and labor costs. Though the CPI-U suggests annual periodic increases, there has not been a daily fare increase since 2009 as the SFMTA Board of Directors elected to wait until there was a recommended increase of $0.25 based on the formula.