COVID-19 Update: As of March 25, SamTrans temporarily has suspended fare collection. Buses with multiple doors will board from the rear door until further notice. ADA passengers and riders needing assistance may still board through the front doors. See Press Release.
The Fare Structure (formerly known as Codified Tariff) is a legal document that outlines specific fares for the bus system. For fare adjustments, SamTrans will seek public comment on proposed changes and hold a public hearing. Any changes to the Fare Structure are approved by the SamTrans Board of Directors at a public meeting.
Fare Structure - effective 8/18/19 (PDF, 142 KB)
SamTrans fare policy is a collection of principles that orient fare-related decisions to a set of strategic goals, which are typically outlined in a guiding document, such as a strategic plan. A fare structure (Codified Tariff) is the collection of various fare products for sale and their prices. Transit agencies seek to align their fare structures with their established fare policies. The SamTrans Fare Policy is intended to assist the San Mateo County Transit District (District) in balancing several competing priorities when considering changes to the existing fare structure, in a way that is consistent with the SamTrans Strategic Plan.
SamTrans Fare Policy (PDF, 147KB) - adopted on Jan 9, 2019
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