You may say, “LANTA just increased its fares last year, why are they doing it again this year?” Well, it is part of a multi-year effort to reduce the discount between cash fares and passes; i.e., it will only affect ticket and pass prices, not cash fares. LANta’s long term goal is to provide a more sustainable fare structure that will be equitable to all passengers and increase the average passenger fare collected. Because of discounts on tickets and passes, the average fare collected in fiscal 2010 was only .91 cents per passenger. The fare policy goal adopted by the LANTA Board last year, is to increase that to $1.20 per passenger. To accomplish this, rather than raise fares across-the-board, the Authority is increasing ticket and pass prices over a four year period. The first phase was implemented last September and this second step is going into effect Oct 1.
The new fare structure proposal was reviewed at the Annual Public Hearing on May 4. There were no comments or questions received about the proposal.
New fares for October 1, 2011:
|Day Pass||Unlimited rides all day!||$4.00|
|1 Ride Fare||One Ride Fare.||$2.00|
|Children age 5 and under ride free with a fare-paying adult.|
|10 Ride Ticket||FareSaver Ticket||$15.00|
|31 Day Pass||Good for 31 Days after first use||$55.00|
Annual Pass = $605.00 (12, 31-day passes for the price of 12
At the June 14th meeting of the LANta Board of Directors, the new fare structure was approved as part of the annual budget for fiscal 2012. The fare changes will go into effect on October 1, this year.
Tickets and passes still offer the transit passenger a hefty discount of at least 25%. Riding LANTA remains the smart choice and a great bargain.