Introducing a Low-Income Fare
Over the last few years, we’ve been working toward a reduced-fare program for people with limited incomes. A task force of advocates, community members and elected officials gave us the following recommendation earlier this year:
Adults at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level would be eligible for half-price fare.
If this were implemented today, adults making up to $24,120 a year could take a ride for $1.25 and buy a day pass for $2.50 — the same price as Honored Citizen and Youth fares.
Participants would use a reduced fare Hop card similar to an Honored Citizen or Youth card.
Hire manager and develop procurement plan.
Develop intergovernmental agreements and launch procurement.
Program registration, database development, hire outreach coordinator.
Initiate Low Income Fare Program System, staff, contractor and partner training, conduct system beta testing.
Targeted pre-registration, continued training and outreach.