GRTC unlimited fare passes start Sunday
Joey Matthews | 11/13/2015, 7:33 a.m.
GRTC passengers can begin using unlimited ride passes Sunday, Nov. 15, according to Carrie Rose Pace, the transit company spokesperson.
Cost of the unlimited ride passes: $3.50 for a day pass, $17.50 for a seven-day pass and $60 for a 30-day pass for most riders.
Richmond City Council on Monday approved reduced-price, unlimited ride passes for people 65 and older, the disabled, Medicare recipients and youths ages 6 to 18. Passes for those groups will cost $1.75 for a day pass, $8.25 for a seven-day pass and $35 for 30 days of unlimited rides.
Also effective Nov. 15, GRTC will eliminate 25-cent transfers. Instead, passengers can purchase a “One Ride Plus” pass for $1.75 that would allow ticket holders to ride one bus and transfer to a second to complete a journey.
Previously, riders bought a first ticket for $1.50, then paid 25 cents for a separate transfer ticket.
The new fare passes can be purchased through GRTC’s online Transit Store, www.ridegrtc.com/planning-your-trip/transit-store.
For more information on the new bus passes, go to www.ridegrtc.com/fares/new-fare-passes. — JOEY MATTHEWS