f you’re someone who uses a monthly pass to ride Muni, you’ll be digging just a little deeper to pay for it next month. Not a lot deeper, but deeper, nonetheless.
The increase, which ranges between one and three dollars dependent on the pass, was decided back in April when the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board approved their two-year budget, a post on the SFMTA’s blog reminds us. Part of that budget included upping the price of almost all monthly passes, thusly:
“While nobody loves to pay more, fares must keep pace with rising costs and inflation,” the SFMTA acknowledges. And with an anticipated $13.5 million budget shortfall in 2017 and a predicted $14.3 million shortfall in 2018, Muni certainly knows about rising costs!… (more)
What happened to the idea of the day rate or the ability to purchase usable at any time tickets instead of the monthly rate? MTA CAC suggested that a long time ago. Muni gets their money up front and occasional riders don’t lose money. BART uses that method. Muni seems to enjoy ripping as many people off as they can.