SANTA ROSA CITYBUS
IMPLEMENTS NEW 24-HOUR DAY PASS
Santa Rosa, CA – August 20, 2013: Today Santa Rosa CityBus implemented a new type of fare media, the 24-hour Day Pass. Santa Rosa Mayor Scott Bartley was at the Downtown Transit Mall first thing this morning to be one of the first to purchase a new CityBus Adult Day Pass. With this new type of electronic fare media, the mayor can enjoy unlimited CityBus rides for 24-hours. Mayor Bartley commented; “The convenience and value this new pass provides will be a great benefit for our CityBus riders. In implementing this new fare option, CityBus staff has once again shown they really think about our CityBus customers.”
Completing the conversion of the Santa Rosa CityBus fleet to Odyssey electronic fare boxes enables Santa Rosa CityBus to offer new types of fare media. These new Day Passes feature a magnetic strip and are issued, read and validated by the new fare boxes. At the time of purchase, the new Day Pass is time and date stamped by the fare box on the bus, and remains valid for unlimited rides on Santa Rosa CityBus for the following 24 hours. The Day Passes are priced as follows: $4.00 for the Adult Day Pass, $2.00 for the Half Fare Day Pass (qualifying restrictions apply) and $3.00 for the Youth Fare Day Pass (valid for youth 5 through 18 years of age).
The new 24-hour CityBus Day Pass is a great value for anyone who would need to pay more than two fares within any 24-hour period, making it perfect for someone who wants to run multiple errands without the constraints (time and usage) of a regular transfer.
Upon City Council approval, by resolution, of the proposal for implementing this new fare media, Santa Rosa City council member Julie Combs commented: “This is such a good idea.” “Thank you to the staff for their hard work coming up with this and for listening to the public comments to make this possible.”
Santa Rosa CityBus
Santa Rosa CityBus provides fixed-route service within the City limits. Seventeen fixed routes are operated with wheelchair accessible, low-floor buses, which can accommodate up to 2 bikes on the bike rack attached to the front of each bus.
The CityBus route structure is designed around a timed-transfer method of providing service. Buses serving different routes arrive and depart (pulse) at the downtown Transit Mall and other designated transfer locations at routine, periodic intervals.