From: "Hill District Consensus Group" <email@example.com>
Date: Dec 22, 2016 4:56 PM
Subject: Pittsburgh Parent Power
To: "Mark Rauterkus" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Attention Hill District Consensus Members
(((((((Port Authority is changing their bus fare system!)))))))
Beginning January 1, 2017, Port Authority will eliminate its two-zone fare system and instate a single-zone system in which all riders will pay $2.50 with a Connect Card. Riders paying with cash will pay $2.75. Transfers for riders paying with a Connect Card will remain $1. There will be no transfers for riders paying with cash; riders paying with cash will pay $2.75 for each trip. Port Authority will eliminate the Downtown free bus zone. The free light rail zone will remain. Peak-hour surcharges on light rail will be eliminated. All riders on all bus routes will pay their fare as they board the bus. With the exception of those who require special accommodations, riders will exit from the back doors. Pay-on-enter will go into effect for light rail in mid-2017. Until then, please board as you currently do. Port Authority will charge $1 for new and replacement Connect Cards. Port Authority will offer a new $7 day pass good for unlimited rides within one calendar day, and a Kid's Connect Card that entitles children between the ages of 6 and 11 rides at half-fare.
To find out more go to www.PortAuthority.org