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A comprehensive evaluation of the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) existing fare structures and policies was completed in 2016 by an independent consulting service.  On September 4th, 2019, the CCRTA Board of Directors approved the findings of the Independent Fare Equity Analysis, which recommended a fare adjustment.

CCRTA’s base fares are considered the lowest in the United States. The last change in fare was over 13 years ago ($0.50 to $0.75 base fare). In the time since the last fare change, the CCRTA has been affected by rising costs and inflation, which has limited increases in services and/or rider amenities.

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Fare Adjustment Benefits

The fare adjustment allows for:

  • Expanded services to needed areas
  • Additional police/guards
  • New transit technology
  • Improved transfer stations
  • Bus stop enhancements

 

Base Fare History

CCRTA last changed fare in 2006 (from $0.50 to $0.75.)

Fare is considered lowest in United States.

 

CCRTA’s current fare rate is $0.75. 

Current Fare Rate Comparison

  • HART (Tampa, FL) – $2.00
  • ECAT (Pensacola, FL) – $1.75
  • El Metro (Laredo, TX) – $1.50
  • Sun Metro (El Paso, TX) – $1.50
  • Rock Region Metro (Little Rock, AR) – $1.35
  • VIA Metro (San Antonio, TX) – $1.30
  • Victoria Transit (Victoria, TX) – $1.50

 

 

 

Fare Equity Analysis

English

Fare Equity Analysis

Spanish

Análisis de Equidad de Tarifas

Fixed-Route Fare Recommended Changes
Fare Category Existing Fare Proposed Fare
Regular Fixed-Route
Base Fare $0.75 $1.00
Day Pass $1.75 $2.00
7-Day Pass $7.50 $8.00
31-Day Pass $30.00 $35.00
Transfers Free No Longer Offered
Reduced Regular Fixed-Route – Students, Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities
Reduced Fare (Peak Hours) $0.25 $0.50
Reduced Fare (Off-Peak Hours) $0.10 No Longer Offered
Reduced Day Pass - $1.00
7-Day Reduced Pass - $4.00
31-Day Reduced Pass $11.00 $15.00
Seniors Age 65+ Reduced Free
Premium Fixed-Route Fare Recommended Changes
Fare Category Existing Fare Proposed Fare
Premium (Valid on All Express, Rural, Park & Ride Services)
Premium Fare $1.25 $2.00
Premium Day Pass - $4.00
Premium 7-Day Pass - $16.00
Premium 31-Day Pass - $70.00
11-Trip Commuter Pass $12.50 No Longer Offered
Premium Reduced – Students, Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities
Premium Reduced Fare $0.25 $1.00
Premium Reduced Day Pass (valid on all services) - $2.00
Premium Reduced 7-Day Pass (valid on all services) - $8.00
Premium Reduced 31-Day Pass (valid on all services) - $30.00
Seniors Age 65+ Reduced Free
B-Line Fare Recommended Changes
B-Line Fare Category Existing Fare Proposed Fare
B-Line Customers that are 65+ can ride CCRTA fixed-route services for FREE. All CCRTA buses are accessible and equipped with ramps or wheelchair lifts.
B-Line Regular Fare (trips within ADA service area) $1.25 $2.00
B-Line Regular Fare + $2.00 Surcharge (trips outside ADA service area) $3.25 $4.00
B-Line Regular Fare 10-Trip Pass (trips within ADA service area) - $20.00
B-Line Regular Fare + Surcharge 10-Trip Pass (trips outside ADA service area) - $40.00
B-Line Pass (monthly) $50.00 No Longer Offered

All dates/times are subject to change. Check back for future dates.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Oveal Williams Senior Center, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Thursday, October 17, 2019
RTA Committee on Accessible Transportation (RCAT) Meeting, CCRTA Staples Street Center, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Friday, October 18, 2019
Northwest Senior Center, 11:45am – 12:45pm
Monday, October 21, 2019
Port Ayers Transfer Station, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Greenwood Senior Center, 10:15am – 11:15am
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Lindale Senior Center, 10:30am – 11:30am
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Staples Street Transfer Station, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday, October 25, 2019
Southside Transfer Station, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday, October 28, 2019
CCRTA Customer Service Center, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Staples Street Transfer Station, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Robstown Transfer Station, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Southside Transfer Station, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Routes 29F & 29SS, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday, November 8, 2019
Routes 19G & 19M, 9:00am - 11:00am
Monday, November 11, 2019
Staples Street Station, 9:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 [MOVED TO STAPLES STREET CENTER ACROSS CUSTOMER SERVICE]
Port/Tarlton Stop (HEB), 9:00am - 11:00am [MOVED TO STAPLES STREET CENTER ACROSS CUSTOMER SERVICE]
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Southside Station, 9:00am - 11:00am
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Robstown Housing Authority Quarterly Meeting, 10:30am - 11:30am
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Education Service Center, Region 2, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • What are the benefits of the fare adjustment?

    • Expanded services to needed areas
    • Additional guards at transfer stations
    • Police officers riding on various routes
    • Additional shades, benches, and amenities at bus stops
    • Increased cleaning/maintenance of transfer station
    • New transit technology
    • Improved/rebuilt transfer stations
  • Why is a fare increase being considered?

    The cost to maintain vital fleet has exponentially grown for the organization. A fare increase would allow the CCRTA to maintain/improve the transportation system (fleet, equipment, transfer stations, and stops) while also increasing security and rider safety.

    Overall, the fare increase would enhance the rider experience.

  • Can you give some examples of the fare changes?

    If the proposed fares adjustments take place, the base fare would increase from $0.75 to $1.00. The day pass would see a similar increase of $0.25 to $2.00. With transfers no longer being offered under the proposed fare adjustment, if someone is making more than one trip (transfers included) a day pass would be recommended.

    Example:

    Ashley lives in Robstown, and takes the bus to her job at La Palmera Mall, and back home.

    She takes Route #27 (Leopard) to Staples Street Station, before transferring onto Route #29 (Staples) to get her to work. After work, she takes Route #29 (Staples) to Staples Street Station, in order to transfer to Route #27, which will get her home.

    Ashley’s Trips for the Day

    1. Route #27 to Route #29

    2. Route #29 to Stop #853

    3. Stop #853 to Route #29

    4. Route #29 to Route #27

    With four trips, if Ashley paid base fare ($1.00) for each trip, she’d pay $4.00 each day. With a day pass ($2.00), she’d cut her cost in half. If Ashley goes to work five days out of the week, she’d pay $20.00 in base fare each week. Instead, Ashley could buy a 7-day pass for just $8.00, and save at least $12.00.

    If Ashley worked 20 days in a month, her base fare costs would add up to $80. With a 31-day pass, she would pay just $35.00, and save at least $45.00.

    If you are planning on making more than one stop in a day, the day pass is highly recommended.

    If you use the “B” to and from work each day, the weekly or monthly passes are highly recommended for additional savings.

  • When would the fare adjustment take place?

    If approved, the fare adjustment would take place in Spring 2020. The CCRTA will announce the specific date upon confirmation.

  • Where can I get more information on the fare review?

    The complete Fare Equity Analysis is available for review in both English and Spanish:

    English – Fare Equity Analysis

    Spanish – Análisis de Equidad de Tarifas

    You can also leave any questions or feedback with our Customer Service team, customerservice@ccrta.org or (361) 883-2287.

     

  • How can I share my feedback?

    The CCRTA welcomes any and all feedback related to fare recovery.

    You can join us at a public meeting. Check out our Public Meetings Calendar, for a list of upcoming dates/venues.

    You can also leave feedback with our Customer Service team, customerservice@ccrta.org or (361) 883-2287.

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