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.

Timeline

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

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