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Santa Clara VTA to hike fares, increase light-rail service in 2018

The cost of adult fares will grow from $2 to $2.25.
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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in January will increase adult fares from $2 to $2.25.

The cost of a monthly pass will jump from $70 to $80. However, VTA will decrease youth fares from $1.75 to $1. The new fare structure also includes free transfers for two hours between all VTA vehicles for riders who purchase electronic fares, agency officials said in a press release.

VTA also will increase frequency on Line 902 light-rail route. Trains on that line will arrive every 15 minutes during the week compared to every 30 minutes.

When Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) Silicon Valley Extension begins passenger service in June 2018, VTA will roll out additional service changes and unveil new system maps, time guides and new station signage.

In addition, VTA's light-rail lines will be designated by color once the BART extension opens.

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