CLEVELAND, OH – The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is reducing the prices of its All Day passes effective Sunday, October 4, 2020.
Here is a list of fares that will be reduced:
- All Day Individual Pass: reduced from $5.50 to $5.00
- All Day Senior/Disabled Pass: reduced from $2.75 to $2.50
- All Day Children’s Pass: (ages 6-12 accompanied by adult) reduced from $2.75 to $2.50
- All Day Student K-12 Pass: reduced from $4.50 to $4.25
- All Day Paratransit Pass: reduced from $7.50 to $7.00
The reduction in the price of All Day passes is a result of a Fare Equity study conducted last year. The study indicated that the All Day passes were too expensive in relation to the other RTA fare media.
“Now, for the price of a round-trip cash fare, customers can ride all day. They will have unlimited access to the system, including free transfers, for the entire day,” said RTA CEO and General Manager India Birdsong.
Additionally, to further help riders who need to transfer between routes, RTA changed the rules governing the sale of one-trip and two-trip farecards, which provide free-transfer privileges. While these were previously sold only in bulk to organizations, they are now available to individuals in small or large quantities. The five-trip farecards (with free-transfer privileges) continue to be available to individuals, although the fare equity study indicated that buying a five-trip farecard is a hardship for some customers.
Future fare increases that had been scheduled for 2021 and 2022 were rescinded by the Board of Trustees at its Sept. 1, 2020 meeting.
The link to RTA fare information is here: http://www.riderta.com/fares.
The link to purchase RTA fare media is here:http://www.shoprta.com/alldaypass.