2022 Proposed Fare Changes

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What is being proposed? 

Everett Transit is proposing the implementation of three fare structure changes: 

  • Free Youth Fare
    For all customers 18 and under on all services 
  • Introduction of the Subsidized Annual Pass program
    For all Everett Transit customers who demonstrate income eligibility and enrollment specific DSHS programs in Washington state. 
  • Reducing the current ORCA LIFT fare
    For all Everett Transit customers who demonstrate income eligibility and enrollment specific DSHS programs in Washington state.  

 

Who will this change affect? 

If approved, these changes will impact: 

  • Youth customers 18 and under on all services
  • Income eligible customers, including ORCA Lift customers 

Process and timeline 

April 20, 2022
Outreach process begins 
  

May 25, 2022
Everett Transit presents proposal to Everett City Council | Public hearing | Council will hear public testimony regarding the 2022 Proposed Fare Change  
  

June 1, 2022
Public hearing | Council will hear public testimony regarding the 2022 Proposed Fare Change  
  

Everett City Council decision to approve or amend the proposed fare changes 

Why is this change happening? 

To encourage the use of transit as an equitable option within the City of Everett, as we continue working to build a more accessible and accommodating transit platform for our city to grow on. The Free Youth Fare option is made possible due to the approval of the "Move Ahead Washington" bill that was passed earlier this year by Washington State Legislators.

Learn more about eligibility

To learn more about eligibility and how to apply for services through DSHS, please visit: www.dshs.wa.gov

Current Fares  vs  Proposed Fares

 
Current
 
Proposed
   
Type of fare Single trip fare Monthly fare Single trip fare Monthly fare Effective date
FIXED ROUTE
         
Youth $1.50 $54 Free Free July 1, 2022
Families with children 5 & under 2 children ride free N/A All children ride free N/A July 1, 2022
ORCA LIFT  $1.50 $54 $1 $36 Late 2022
Subsidized Annual Pass Does not exist currently Does not exist currently Free Free Late 2022
Adult $2 $72 $2 $72 No change
Disabled & Senior $0.50 $18 $0.50 $18 No change
PARATRANSIT
         
Paratransit (19 & up) $2 $72 $2 $72 No change
Paratransit (18 & under) $2 $72 Free Free July 1, 2022

Survey

Please take a few moments to complete the 2022 proposed fare change survey. Please note that all responses will be shared with Everett City Council. Responses will be used as guidance for the adoption or dismissal of the proposed fare structure changes as submitted by Everett Transit.