SMART cuts cost of pass in response to hybrid work

Smart train
Mark Prado

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) has implemented a 15% reduction in the price of its 31-Day Pass to $117 for adults and $58.50 for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities, the agency has announced.

SMART has reduced the price in response to a survey conducted by the Bay Area Council which indicated that more than half of Bay Area employees are working a hybrid remote schedule.

Post-pandemic ridership on SMART confirms the findings of the study. While SMART has recovered over 90% of its pre-pandemic ridership, the agency has seen a 50% reduction in the demand for monthly passes. The reduced 31-Day Pass pricing is based on the “new normal” hybrid work schedule of a 3-day per week commute but is still valid for unlimited rides during the 31 days.

SMART’s 31-Day Pass is available with a Clipper card and can be purchased at Clipper vending machines located on all SMART train station platforms and at all North Bay transit customer service windows, including SMART’s Administrative Office at 5401 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 200, Petaluma.

MTC and SMART are transportation partners.

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