Have you ever bought a weekly or monthly pass only to use it a few times? Or ridden the bus several times in a day only to realize that it would have been cheaper to buy an all-day pass?
Fare capping rewards you for using stored value (aka “cash balance”) by giving you unlimited free rides for a day/week/month after you have spent the same amount as a daily, weekly, or monthly pass. This pay-as-you-go method removes high upfront costs of daily, weekly, or monthly passes and ensures that you never overpay for transit again.
Fare capping details
- The Daily fare cap period starts at the beginning of the service day for the agency, typically midnight but may vary for a specific agency and ends at 1 minute prior to the start of the next service day.
- The Weekly fare cap period starts on Monday and ends on Sunday.
- The Monthly fare cap period starts on the first calendar day of the month and ends on the last day of the month.
- To see if your agency participates in fare capping and to determine what the set fare limits are, please visit your agency’s website or contact your transit agency's customer service.
For more on fare capping, see FAQs About Fare Capping.