BART fare hike coming Jan. 1; MTC plan will provide break for low-income riders

BART at SFO. Vmzp85 via Wikimedia Commons

A 5.4% inflation-based fare increase will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020 as part of a program first approved by the BART Board in 2003 and renewed for a second series in 2013, according to BART.

View the new fare chart here. Paper ticket fares will continue to have a 50-cent per trip surcharge. Riders are encouraged to use Clipper and save.

All new revenue from this fare increase goes to BART's priority capital needs including new rail cars, a new train control system to provide more frequent service and an expanded maintenance facility. 

BART will participate in the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s regional Means-Based Fare Discount Pilot Program expected to begin in early 2020. The program will offer a 20% discount per trip to adult riders earning 200% or less of the federal poverty level.