Everett Transit Exploring Changes To Fares

April 29, 2022

Everett Government

Click photo for link to more information and the survey.

Everett Transit is looking at making some fares lower and wants to get public input.

Here’s the information and a link to a survey to get public feedback.

What is being proposed?

Everett Transit is proposing the implementation of three fare structure changes:

  • Free Youth Fare
    For all customers 18 and under on all services
  • Introduction of the Subsidized Annual Pass program
    For all Everett Transit customers who demonstrate income eligibility and enrollment specific DSHS programs in Washington state.
  • Reducing the current ORCA LIFT fare
    For all Everett Transit customers who demonstrate income eligibility and enrollment specific DSHS programs in Washington state.

 

Who will this change affect?

If approved, these changes will impact:

  • Youth customers 18 and under on all services
  • Income eligible customers, including ORCA Lift customers

Process and timeline

April 20, 2022
Outreach process begins
May 25, 2022
Everett Transit presents proposal to Everett City Council
June 1, 2022
Public hearing | Council will hear public testimony regarding the 2022 Proposed Fare Change
Everett City Council decision to approve or amend the proposed fare changes

Why is this change happening?

To encourage the use of transit as an equitable option within the City of Everett, as we continue working to build a more accessible and accommodating transit platform for our city to grow on. The Free Youth Fare option is made possible due to the approval of the “Move Ahead Washington” bill that was passed earlier this year by Washington State Legislators.

Learn more about eligibility

To learn more about eligibility and how to apply for services through DSHS, please visit: www.dshs.wa.gov

Current Fares  vs  Proposed Fares

Current
Proposed
Type of fare Single trip fare Monthly fare Single trip fare Monthly fare Effective date
FIXED ROUTE
Youth $1.50 $54 Free Free July 1, 2022
Families with children 5 & under 2 children ride free N/A All children ride free N/A July 1, 2022
ORCA LIFT $1.50 $54 $1 $36 Late 2022
Subsidized Annual Pass Does not exist currently Does not exist currently Free Free Late 2022
Adult $2 $72 $2 $72 No change
Disabled & Senior $0.50 $18 $0.50 $18 No change
PARATRANSIT
Paratransit (19 & up) $2 $72 $2 $72 No change
Paratransit (18 & under) $2 $72 Free Free July 1, 2022

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