The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) approved a 25 cent increase in Muni cash fares at their budget meeting Tuesday. Fares on Clipper cards will remain the same. This change will take effect in September—along with others throughout the year including eliminating metered parking on Sundays and expanding the free Muni for Youth program- will go into effect once approved by the Board of Supervisors. The SFMTA budget also includes an increase in service, but the San Francisco Examiner reports that most of the discussion at the meeting was about the elimination of paying for metered parking on Sundays.
Reiskin said he was surprised little public comment surrounded the 3 percent service increase in the first fiscal year and possible 7 percent increase the following year.
“No one mentioned it today,” Reiskin said. “But we’re excited about it. It’s a big deal.”
Monthly Muni passes paid in cash will also go up from $66 to $68.
Edit: It was earlier reported that all Muni fares will go up. Only cash fares will rise, Clipper fares will stay the same.