BART, VTA fares to increase in January of 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- BART riders, you'll be paying more for your commute after Jan. 1. The transit agency has placed a 2.7 percent hike on all fares.

That means the minimum fare will increase to $2 for adults, $1 for youths and $.75 for senior and disabled clipper users.

BART said the extra money generated will help pay for new train cars.

Blue ticket users will pay $.50 more each ride.

The agency hopes the hike will encourage customers to use Clipper for fare payment.

Fares will also increase for V-T-A customers in the New Year. Adult base fares will increase $.25 cents, and for those who buy monthly and annual passes you'll be paying $10 more.

This is VTA's first fare increase since 2009. But with its new fare structure, young riders will be paying less.

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