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June 11, 2013                                                                         

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

rabbittransit Hopeful for Comprehensive Transportation Funding Program

York, PA –  As the General Assembly debates transportation funding, rabbittransit prepares for a fare increase effective July 1, 2013. “We’ve heard from the General Assembly that transit fares should keep pace with inflation. We’re trying to do our part, now we are hopeful that they will advance the long awaited comprehensive transportation funding program,” comments rabbittransit Executive Director, Richard Farr.

York fixed route passengers can expect to see increases in both the base fare as well as the multiple-ride passes. The base fare for a one-way trip will increase from $1.50 to $1.55 and the multiple-ride passes including the “11 Ride” and “31 Day” will increase by $2.00 and $3.00 respectively.

The fare increase is part of a multi-year plan that began in May 2012, as the proposed changes were first reviewed at a public hearing. July 1, 2012, marked the first round of increases that only affected the base fare. The fare increase will assist the Authority in addressing operating costs.  rabbittransit needs the state transportation package to assist in maintaining a system of good repair.  “65% of our fleet is eligible for replacement.  Our inability to maintain a state of good repair significantly affects our ability to meet the needs of the residents of York and Adams County and increases our operating costs,” states Farr.  

In addition to its fleet needs, rabbittransit is also interested in exploring Compressed Natural Gas and much of its maintenance equipment has also exceeded the useful life.  Since Act 44 passed in 2007, it has underperformed by nearly $400 million dollars.  “Transit is traveling down the same bumpy road of funding shortfalls as the other modes of the Pennsylvania transportation system. Pennsylvania needs infrastructure funding,” concludes Farr.   

rabbittransit has also begun discussion about a fare increase for its Paratransit or Shared Ride Program, which is tentatively slated for October 2013. 

rabbittransit, a regional public transportation provider, offers a variety of transportation services to the residents of York, Adams and Northumberland Counties.  Nearly 7,000 people depend on rabbittransit each day to get to work, medical facilities, school and other life-sustaining activities.  rabbittransit is dedicated to helping all residents in the region get to where they want to go.

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FARE INCREASE – EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013

  • On May 14, 2012, rabbittransit held a public hearing to address major changes associated with the Transit Development Plan and to review a proposed fare increase.
  • On July 1, 2012, a multiple-year fare increase was enacted for the York Fixed Route. Hop-n-Go Passes were not affected with an increase in 2012.
  • The next phase of the fare increase goes into effect on July 1, 2013. Please find the associated increases below.
  • Please note: The Pre-paid One Ride Pass will still be available for the $1.40 rate.

Fare Type  Current Rate
                        Effective 7/1/2012 
Fare Rate
                        Effective 7/1/2013 
Fare Rate
                        Effective 7/1/2014 
York Fixed Route 
Cash Fare (Zone 1)  $1.50  $1.55  $1.60 
Cash Fare (Zone 2)  $2.00  $2.00  $2.00 
Pre-paid One Ride Pass  $1.40  $1.40  $1.50 
Zone 2 w/Pre-paid One Ride Pass  Pass + 0.50  Pass + 0.50  Pass + 0.50 
11 Ride Hop-n-Go Adult  $13.00  $15.00  $15.00 
11 Ride Hop-n-Go Student*  $9.00  $10.00  $10.00 
31 Day Hop-n-Go Adult  $39.00  $42.00  $42.00 
31 Day Hop-n-Go Student*  $32.00  $35.00  $35.00 
1 Day Hop-n-Go (All day pass)  $4.50  $4.50  $4.50 
Half Fare Program Zone 1  $0.75  $0.75  $0.80 
Half Fare Program Zone 2  $1.00  $1.00  $1.00 
ADA Para Zone 1  $3.00  $3.10  $3.20 
ADA Para Zone 2  $4.00  $4.00  $4.00 
       
*Student Passes, 17 years of age and under only available at the rabbittransit Main Office and Transfer Center. 


Aumento del pasaje de ruta fija 
Vigente a partir del 1º de julio de 2013

  • El 14 de mayo de 2012, rabbittransit celebró una audiencia pública para abordar cambios sustanciales asociados con el Plan de Desarrollo de Tránsito y para revisar un aumento propuesto en los pasajes. 
  • El 1º de julio de 2012, se decretó un aumento en los pasajes de varios años para la Ruta Fija de York. Los pases Hop-n-Go no se vieron afectados con un aumento en 2012. 
  • La siguiente fase del aumento del pasaje entra en vigor el 1º de julio de 2013. Vea abajo los aumentos pertinentes. 
  • Tenga presente: El pase One Ride prepagado seguirá disponible a la tarifa de $1.40.

TIPO DE PASAJE 

ACTUAL TARIFA 
                EN VIGOR 7/1/2012 
TARIFA DEL PASAJE
                    EN VIGOR 7/1/2013
TARIFA DEL PASAJE
                  EN VIGOR 7/1/2014
Ruta fija de York
Pasaje en efectivo (Zona 1)
$1.50  $1.55  $1.60 
Pasaje en efectivo (Zona 2)
$2.00  $2.00  $2.00 
Pase One Ride prepagado
$1.40  $1.40  $1.50 
Zona 2 con pase One Ride prepagado 
Pase + 0.50  Pase + 0.50  Pase + 0.50 
11 Hop-n-Go de adulto
$13.00  $15.00  $15.00 
11 Hop-n-Go de estudiante*
$9.00  $10.00  $10.00 
31 días Hop-n-Go de adulto
$39.00  $42.00  $42.00 
31 días Hop-n-Go de estudiante*
$32.00  $35.00  $35.00 
1 día Hop-n-Go (pase de todo un día)
$4.50  $4.50  $4.50 
Programa de medio pasaje Zona 1
$0.75  $0.75  $0.80 
Programa de medio pasaje Zona 2
$1.00  $1.00  $1.00 
ADA Para Zona 1
$3.00  $3.10  $3.20 
ADA Para Zona 2  $4.00  $4.00  $4.00 
       

* Los pases de estudiantes, 17 años de edad o menos sólo están disponibles en la Oficina Principal y Centro de Transferencias de rabbittransit.