Transportation

San Joaquin RTD Fare Restructure Starts January 1


(Stockton, CA) – On January 1, 2012, San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is
implementing a new, simplified fare structure that eliminates transfers, 10-ride passes,
and other passes, and changes the way RTD operates its Fare Vending Machines
(FVM). This restructure is the result of a fare study, public hearing comments, and
staff analysis.

RTD has experienced a decrease in fare revenue and an increase in costs to maintain
its fareboxes and FVMs. Additionally, RTD’s current fare structure can be cumbersome
and confusing to customers and staff.

After January 1, RTD’s Fare Vending Machines will offer just two pass types: a one-ride
pass valid only on Metro Express, and a one-day pass valid on any of RTD’s regular
routes. RTD’s Fare Vending Machines also will no longer issue change. Customers will
need to use exact change to buy their fares, just like on the bus.

RTD will continue to accept until June 30, 2012, any valid, discontinued passes (such
as 10-ride passes) purchased before January 1.

To view the new fare structure and to purchase passes online, visit http://www.sanjoaquinRTD.com/maps_and_schedules/fares.php
For route and schedule information: RTD Customer Information Line – (209) 943-1111
or 1-800-HOW-TO-RIDE (1-800-469-8674). Visit us online at http://www.sanjoaquinRTD.com
and follow San Joaquin RTD on Facebook and Twitter. For trip planning assistance,
check out the Google Trip Planner feature on RTD’s website.

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information provided by RTD

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