New Year Brings Higher Bus Fares In Everett, Washington

January 1, 2019

Everett

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Bus fares will go up again in July. Photo credit: City of Everett

The first of two fare increases happens today for those riding Everett Transit. Here’s the breakdown on costs from the City.

On Jan. 1, adult fares will increase from $1 to $1.50, youth fares will increase to $1 and fares for seniors and people with disabilities will increase to $0.50 per trip.

Fares will increase again on July 1 to $2 for adults on fixed-routes and paratransit and $1.50 for youth. Fares for seniors and people with disabilities will remain at $0.50 in July.

The fare increase is the first of three actions in 2019 to put the agency on a path toward long-term financial sustainability and ridership growth. In March, several bus routes will have new alignments and service levels, creating a network of faster, more direct service.

After the fare changes are fully implemented in July, Everett Transit’s fares will still be the lowest among transit agencies in the central Puget Sound region. Everett Transit is currently evaluating options for implementing a low-income fare alongside other regional partners.

To learn more about the 2019 fare and route changes, visit EverettTransit.org/2019Fares.

Everett Transit has connected the city of Everett’s neighborhoods and employment centers since 1893, operating local bus and paratransit services by providing more than 2 million trips annually. For more information, visit EverettTransit.org.



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