Please click on the link below to learn what changes are taking place for Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (PART) users in a few days: http://www.pottstown.org/PDF/2012-part-fare-increase.pdf
For the third time in 18 months, Amtrak recently increased its monthly fares for commuters.
The increase affects only Amtrak’s Keystone line between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. Lancaster is the busiest station between those two points.
The cost of a bus or rail ride will increase Sunday.
Increases approved by the Port Authority board include 25 cents in the Zone 1 fare, to $2.50; 50 cents in the Zone 2 fare, to $3.75; and commensurate rises in the cost of weekly and monthly passes and 10-ticket strips. Riders can use old tickets but must pay the difference in cash.
ATTENTION SEPTA USERS:
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) will increase fares for trolleys, buses and the subway effective July 1, 2010.
The price of a bus / subway token will increase .10 cents to $1.55 from the current $1.45, the cost of a weekly transit pass will rise $1.25 to $22 from the current $20.75, and a monthly Zone 3 commuter rail pass will jump $12.50 to $155.00 versus $142.50. Transfers for subway, bus and trolley riders will increase to $1.00. Currently a transfer is .75 cents.
The vote was divided to increase fares, however, SEPTA representatives unanimously approved their $300,000,000.00 budget for the coming year.