Caltrain Considers Fare Changes as Part of Pandemic Recovery

Caltrain Considers Fare Changes as Part of Pandemic Recovery

Caltrain will host a public hearing later this month to gather feedback on potential changes to its fare structure as the rail agency continues to work on recovery plans as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Caltrain is seeking public comment on a proposed extension of the 20% discount on the Monthly Pass fare product through June 30, 2023. In March, the discount was approved only through September 2021. The agency is providing this discount to encourage people returning to work to take advantage of transit, while also providing some financial relief for those that have been riding regularly throughout the pandemic.

Though not part of the public hearing, the public will also have an opportunity to provide feedback on postponing the following fare changes which were approved by the Board of Directors in 2019:

  • A reduction of the Adult One-way Clipper® discount from 55 cents to 25 cents, with corresponding changes to all Clipper products
  • Three incremental fare increases occurring every other year that alternate between increasing the Base Fare by 50 cents and the Zone Fare by 25 cents
  • Two incremental fare increases to the Go Pass product by 5% every other year


The following are several ways the public can provide input to Caltrain:

Public Meeting: Proposed Fare Changes

Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Access Online: OR via Telephone: 1.669.900.6833

Enter Webinar ID: 971 6867 0624 and Passcode: 240979

Public Hearing: JPB’s Board of Directors’ Finance Committee meeting

Monday, May 24, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.

Access Online: OR via Telephone: 1.669.900.6833

Enter Webinar ID: 933 8892 7360 and Passcode: 790810

Prior to the hearing, comments may be sent by completing the online comment form HERE, by mail, email or phone:

Board Secretary
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
P.O. Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 94070
1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448)

For translation or interpretation assistance, call Caltrain at 1.800.660.4287 at least three days before the meeting.

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About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.

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Media Contact: Tasha Bartholomew, 650.339.5257