Transpo is set to introduce a new day pass – along with other changes – beginning next month.
The day pass will provide unlimited rides in a single service day. The $3 day pass replaces the $2 two ride pass. The base bus fare remains unchanged at $1 per ride.
The change also includes the elimination of free transfers.
Transpo held a pair of public meetings in March to explain the proposed changes to riders and allow the public the opportunity to offer their input.
The day pass will be available for purchase at South Street Station, the Transpo administration building at 1401 S. Lafayette Blvd in South Bend, on their website at sbtranspo.com and through the fare box on board each Transpo fixed route bus.
“This is one of the many innovative steps we are taking to make public transit more accessible to our community,” said David Cangany, Transpo General Manager.
“Our ridership has expressed interest in a day pass for several years now and it’s a great way to ride more and pay less,” Cangany added.
The South Bend region’s public transit system is introducing the day pass beginning June 1.
In an effort to lure riders, Transpo is offering a buy one, get one free offer on day passes throughout the month of June. The “Dump the Pump” sale also will offer two free day passes to anyone who purchases a 31 day adult bus pass.
Transpo previously announced that they would offer discounted summer passes for students in grades K-12. The student summer pass provides unlimited travel throughout the months of June, July and August for only $30. Riders must be able to show proof that they are a student.