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Sunday, August 25, 2013

FACT CHECKING TRIMET'S 'FACT CHECKS'-SEATTLE METRO VS TRIMET

Fact: TriMet’s flat fare rate is on par with peer agencies on the west coast. Out of the five cities the ATU cited, only one includes a transfer in their base ticket price. All others are one ride only or apply additional fees for transfers. When you take into account the transfer time included in TriMet fares, the total costs averages out.

Trimet's HUGE error here is saying that Metro has no transfers Metro has owl service and express service for a smaller higher cost


Adult age 19-64 =$2.25 (0ff peak all zone) $2.50 (peak one zone) $3.00 (peak 2 zone)(Trimet=$2.50 beats Metro during peak hours only)
Senior+disabled =75¢ (Trimet $1.00 25% higher)
Youth age 6-18=$1.25 (trimet $1.65)

Let's see how passes stack up:

Adult pass is $81 (Trimet=$100)
Senior/disabled is $27 (Trimet= $26)
Youth is $45 (Trimet=$30)

The only real difference is that Seattle has peak hour fares


2 comments:

punkrawker4783 said...

You forgot TriMet said we have no transfers, when in fact (pun intended), we do. Plus we have owl transfers, and a lot of express service for the bit of higher cost.

Henry Beasley said...

Don't forget service area, no comp. Seattle is bigger, period.
HB