Reminder: Seattle Streetcar fare changes, public meeting Monday, Feb. 2

The Seattle Department of Transportation invites the public to comment on changes planned for Seattle Streetcar fares to make them consistent with Link light rail fares. The changes will occur in coordination with Sound Transit and King County Metro fare changes planned for March 2015.

The proposed changes would reduce the streetcar fare for most adults by 25 cents, increase fares for youth, senior citizens and disabled persons (Regional Reduced Fare Permit) by 25 cents, provide a new low-income adult fare, and make a day pass available to the general public. Children five years old and under would continue to ride for free. (For complete information see the fare table below and go to www.seattlestreetcar.org/farechange.htm.)

SDOT invites the public to comment on the proposed fare changes at a public meeting on Feb. 2, or to comment online, by email, or U.S. Mail through Feb. 9.

Public Meeting

Date:   February 2

Time: 5 to 7 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m.

Place: Seattle City Hall, Room L280, 600 Fourth Avenue

 

Online through Feb. 9:

Online comment form, www.surveymonkey.com/s/farechange

Email through Feb. 9, seattle.streetcar@seattle.gov

 

U.S. Mail through Feb. 9:

Seattle Department of Transportation

Attn: Ayelet Ezran

PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA 98124-4996

 

To request interpretation or accommodations at the meeting, please contact Ayelet Ezran (206-733-9032 or ayelet.ezran@seattle.gov) at least five business days in advance.

 

This table summarizes the proposed Seattle Streetcar fares that are planned to go into effect in March 2015:

Current Fares Proposed Fares3
Adult $2.50 $2.25
Youth $1.25

(6-17 years old)

$1.50

(6-18 years old)

Senior (65+) / Regional Reduced Fair Permit (RRFP)1 $0.75 $1.00
Low Income Adult2 Not available $1.50
Children 5 and under Free Free
Day Pass $5.00

(bulk sales only)

Adult: $4.50

Youth: $3.00

Senior/RRFP: $2.00

 

1 Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP), available to qualifying persons with disabilities or seniors.

2 Available to qualifying adult riders with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. To qualify, a household of four would have an annual household income at or below $47,700.

3 Day passes and single ride paper tickets will only be valid on Seattle Streetcar, transfers only possible with an ORCA card. The new day pass options will not be available until new ticket vending machines, scheduled for phased installation in Spring 2015, are in operation.