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January 2018

Oahu Transit

Starting January 1, 2018, an adult one-way fare will increase from $2.50 to $2.75. Monthly passes with go from $60 to $70 and the Senior Citizens  yearly pass will go from $60 to $70.

October 2017


North County Transit District in California is increasing fares and changing routes beginning October 8, 2017. For more information, please visit:

July 2017


Kitsap Transit launches a new foot ferry between Bremerton and Seattle. Service will begin on July 10th. For more information on FAQs, service times, fares, and schedules; please visit their website.


San Francisco MUNI is increasing the below monthly passes effective 7/1/2017. For more detailed information, visit the SFMTA website.


  1. Regular Adult (Muni only) $75
  2. Muni + BART within San Francisco $94

March 2017


The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board approved increases that keep the base fare for subways and buses at $2.75 with a pay-per-ride bonus, making the fare with bonus $2.62.

The cost of a weekly MetroCard will now be $30.00 instead of $31.00. Monthly cards will go from $116.50 to $121.00. Express bus fares remain $6.50 but the 7-Day Express Bus Plus Metro Card will go up from $57.25 to $59.50. Access-A-Ride fares will remain $2.75. New rates take effect on March 19, 2017.

December 2016


The Hampton Roads Transit Handi Ride (Paratransit) now accepts debit card payments. Participants can visit several HRT retail outlets to purchase their Handi Ride tickets. Please see the list of locations below.

For more information, please visit:

HRT Newport News 150 35th St. Newport News, VA 23607

HRT Hampton 2 West Pembroke Ave. Hampton, VA 23669

HRT Norfolk 232 E. Main St. Norfolk, VA 23505

Silverleaf Commuter Station 4300 Commuter Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23462


Oahu Transit Services is preparing to activate the use of an online purchase program for participants utilizing the Senior Bus Pass beginning in January 2017. Eligible participants may begin registering in December 2016 for a renewal sticker, but debit card purchases will not be available until January. The purchase window will be January 10-25, 2017. If participants are not able to make an online purchase within that timeframe, they can still visit the Bus Pass Office (Kalihi Transit Center) to use their debit cards to renew their sticker in person. For more information and updates, please visit:

October 2016


Miami-Dade County residents that are employed and earn between $17,820 and $23,760 a year now qualify for a Commuter Reduced Fare EASY Card which provides Metrobus and Metrorail rides at half fare price. The card can be loaded with cash, a 1-Month Pass, a 7-Day Pass or a 1-Day Pass. The Commuter Reduced Fare EASY Card is valid for two years. For more information, residents can call 305-891-3131.


The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced that President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget includes $49 million for construction of Dallas’ Red and Blue Line Platform Extensions. The Platform Extensions Project will expand the current platforms to accommodate three-car trains which would reduce crowding by providing increased capacity. "These projects transform communities, improving mobility and access to jobs, education and other important opportunities for millions of residents," said Secretary Foxx.

July 2016

New York MTA: New Fare System

The New York Metro Transit Authority (MTA) is in the development stage of replacing its MetroCard payment system that will be capable of accepting contactless payments. The conversion will begin with MTA buses, then subways and end with the vending machines by 2022. Riders will tap an electronic reader with a contactless bankcard, smartphone or smart card issued by MTA. Bidding on the project will continue through the middle of 2016.

Updated: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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