UTA will remove a fuel surcharge on all fares Nov. 1, 2010. Regular bus or TRAX fare will be reduced from $2.25 to $2.
High diesel fuel prices during the second quarter of 2010 drove transportation costs, triggering UTA’s fuel surcharge policy in August 2010.
“The average diesel price dropped in the third quarter to below $3 per gallon, so we have initiated the process to remove the fuel surcharge,” UTA General Manager Mike Allegra said.
The average price of diesel fuel for the third quarter was $2.98.
This is the second time UTA has had to implement the fuel surcharge. It was issued in July 2008 and was removed in April 2009.
UTA’s board of trustees adopted the fuel surcharge policy in 2008 in response to fuel prices that soared well above $4 per gallon, to protect the agency’s budget and operations against unforeseen increases in fuel prices. Fuel price averages are pulled from reports by the U.S. Department of Energy.
“The fuel surcharge is a way to protect UTA’s budgets without implementing a permanent fare increase,” Allegra said.
Local Bus Service and TRAX Fare Beginning Nov. 1:
Adult Cash – $2.00
Senior and Reduced Fare Cash – $1.00
Adult Monthly Pass – $67.00
Senior and Reduced Fare Monthly Pass – $33.50
Minor and Student Monthly Pass – $49.75
Premium Bus Service and FrontRunner Fare Beginning Nov. 1:
Premium Express Cash – $4.50
Premium Senior/Reduced Fare Cash – $2.25
FrontRunner Base Fare – $2.00 (each additional station – $0.50)
FrontRunner Senior/Reduced Base Fare – $1.00 (each additional station – $0.25)
Premium Express/FrontRunner Monthly Pass – all stations – $162.00
Premium or FrontRunner Senior/ Reduced Monthly Pass – $81.00
Paratransit Fare Beginning Nov. 1:
Paratransit Cash – $2.50
Paratransit 10-Punch Pass – $25.00
For more information on UTA’s fares, please visit here.
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