Now is your chance to weigh in on new fares on Tacoma Link when the Hilltop Extension opens in 2022.
Setting fare levels on Tacoma Link
Since Tacoma Link's launch in 2003, Sound Transit has provided fare-free light rail service between the Tacoma Dome and the downtown Theater District, thanks in part to a fare subsidy agreement with the Downtown Tacoma Partnership.
In 2016 the Sound Transit Board directed staff to develop a fare proposal that would take effect when Tacoma Link expanded service beyond downtown.
We're now less than a year away from that exciting milestone.
Now we're seeking the community's feedback on two options for establishing fare levels.
Option 1 is similar to Pierce Transit’s fares for adult, youth, seniors and passengers with disabilities.
Option 2 aligns with Sound Transit's lowest fares on our existing Link light rail service.
Both options propose a $1.50 ORCA LIFT fare for low-income adults, which applies across all of Sound Transit's bus and train services.
If approved by the Board, fare collection would begin with the opening of expanded Tacoma Link service, currently planned for May of 2022.
Tacoma Link fare options
|Adult (age 19-64)||$2.00||$2.25|
|Low-income adult (ORCA LIFT)||$1.50||$1.50|
|Youth (age 6-18)||$1.00||$1.50|
|Senior/Disabled (age 65+ or qualifying disability)||$1.00||$1.00|
Tell us what you think by July 25, 2021
- Take the survey and learn more about the fare proposal.
- Sign up to give verbal comment at the virtual public hearing on July 15.
- Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us: 800-201-4900
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