New Year brings new BART fare increase

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BART fares went up for the new year.

Starting Friday, Jan. 1, BART fares went up by 3.4 percent systemwide, according to the agency.

This translates to 10 to 15 cent increases one way. A one way trip between Daly City and Powell Street Station that cost $3.15 last year, now would cost $3.25, the agency said.

The increase is part of an inflation-based formula, which increases fares every other year. In 2013, the BART Board of Directors voted to dedicate the fare increase funding to high- priority projects.

BART needs $9.6 billion in capital investments over the next 10 years. Among the high-priority projects are replacing a train control system which dates back to the 1970s, expanding its fleet and construction of the new Hayward Maintenance Complex, the agency wrote in a statement.

“The Bay Area continues to grow at a rapid rate, which puts unique demands on BART’s system and will likely continue to do so in the future,” the agency wrote.

For a chart of the new fares, visit BART.gov.

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