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Old 05-20-2015, 03:51 AM
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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Indianapolis $1.75 - $0.85
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:33 AM
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Regular bus fare is a dollar in Albuquerque. For students and "honored citizens" (people 62+ and those with mobility issues) it is 35 cents.

You can get an all-day pass for unlimited rides for two dollars, which replaced the old system of one free transfer with your initial fare, and which I'm sure is the most popular fare option. Two and three-day (consecutive) passes are also available at the fare box for four and six dollars respectively.

If you're a regular bus rider you can of course buy the monthly passes ahead of time (not on the bus) which are as cheap as $7.50 a month for 12 months (90 dollars) for honored citizens and students, and 18.75 a month for 12 months (225 dollars) for all others.

Something I'd like to ask in this thread is if there are any bus systems around the country which accept debit/credit cards at the fare box.

In the movie Walk of Shame Elizabeth Banks' character is amazed that the L.A. city buses accept these at the fare box. But I wonder if that really is true for any city bus systems.

I know one of the biggest hassles for me in riding the bus is not always having cash on me. I try to always have a few dollar bills on me in case I need to ride the bus, but there have been times where I didn't and I instead walked or asked for a ride to my destination. I fall into the regular fare of one dollar, so I at least don't have to make sure I have correct change on me as well to ride the bus.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:16 AM
Location: Portland, OR
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Portland, OR: $2.50 adult / $1.00 seniors
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:50 PM
Location: SW Florida
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Dayton OH RTA fare is $1.75 per adult. Is pricey to me considering the size of city, but prices always rising.
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:57 PM
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Montreal single one way trip =$3.25
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:37 PM
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The philly fare is really only $2.25 if you pay in cash, with $1.00 transfers. Tokens are $1.80 but you can only buy them in quantities of 2 or more. Sometimes you can find someone selling black market tokens cheaper.
There are also weekly and monthly passes for $24 and $91, so if you ride often enough that can be cheaper.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:12 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Actually, you have Seattle wrong. It's $2.75 peak (commute times) one zone, $3.25 two zones as of 3/1/2015. Off peak is $2.50, youth $1.50, disabled seniors $1.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by PerseusVeil View Post
I never said it was common. I have watched tourists and those who forgot to reload their cards who are in a rush begrudgingly overpay though, and, like I said, it sucks for them.
When did they get rid of the paper transfers? 2008? I remember when I moved here in 2001, it was $1.50 and then for another $0.25 you would get a paper transfer that you could use to get on another bus or train within two hours. Then it went up to $1.75 with the same $0.25 so you could do $2.00 and get two rides.

There was a homeless guy last week standing on the street by the L with his hand out going "ANYBODY GOT A TRANSFER" "CAN I GET A TRANSFER CARD". I wanted to be like - dude! - where have you been for the past 5 years??

Virtually everyone now pays with the card where you just tap and keep walking. Good for any train or bus, no more cash or tokens. You can still pay with cash on the bus, but very few people do according to the CTA. Something like 90% of all rides are with the cards.

$2.00 for bus, $2.25 for train, and then you can click again two more times over the next two hours to transfer, etc. and it will deduct another $0.25.

If you pay in cash no more transfers on the bus, you would have to pay another full fare to get on another bus. (I'm not telling this to you of course, obviously you know)
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:57 PM
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$2 adult in Phoenix, $4 day. Tempe bus is free.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:32 AM
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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In Baltimore, it's $1.60 one way or $3.50 for an all-day pass. Transfers were abolished more than 10 years ago.

My local Howard County bus system charges $2.00 one way. They still have transfers, which if memory serves are free.

(As an aside, paying for transfers has always irked me. It doesn't seem right to make someone pay extra, on top of enduring the inconvenience of transferring, just because the bus system was not designed to give you a one-seat ride from your origin to your destination.)
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