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Visalia Transit Announces New Senior Bus Fares

 

Visalia Transit's new bus fare prices went into effect on August 6. Three of the price changes affect seniors: the Fixed One-Way Fare for seniors is now 75¢, the Day Pass is $2.50, and the 7-Day Pass is $7.50. These new prices are the same for the military and the disabled.

The midday/off peak discounted fares have been discontinued and all other fares will remain the same price.

"We used to have two different rates for service on any given day," said Visalia Transit Manager Monty Cox. "We were the only agency doing that and it was a little confusing."

He added that the price changes were made to simplify the city's fares, as well as to make them consistent with bus fares countywide.

"We've all been doing this long enough now that we needed to make our policies and prices unified," he said.

Riders can purchase one-way tickets, day passes and weekly passes when they board the bus. Before inserting exact change into the farebox, riders need to tell the driver what kind of pass they want to purchase. If someone does not have exact change, Visalia Transit offers change cards, which can be used to purchase a pass on the bus anytime.

Bus passes are also available on the first floor of the Visalia Transit Center, 425 E. Oak Ave., Visalia, from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, and 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. Bus operation runs from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekends.

Visalia Transit has also made some route changes, including the new Routes 16A and 16B, which now connect northwest Visalia to the south central part of the city.

For more information, call 1-877-404-6473 or visit VisaliaTransit.com.

 

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