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.
- Outreach through December 2017
- Presentation to TriMet Board in December 2017 or January 2018
- Estimated program start July 2018