June 19, 2018, Marysville, CA - To improve the efficiency of the transit system and encourage utilization of the electronic fare card, Yuba-Sutter Transit is eliminating most of the paper products currently offered. Starting July 2, 2018, monthly passes will only be issued electronically on the Connect Card. Monthly passes which allow unlimited rides on local routes, including the popular discount $5 monthly pass for youth (5-18), seniors (65+) and persons with disabilities, will only be available to passengers with a Connect Card. Discount photo Connect Card ID cards are only available at the Yuba-Sutter Transit office and only with valid proof of eligibility. All other electronic Connect Cards and Connect Card products are available online at www.ConnectTransitCard.com or at any of our sales outlets at the Yuba or Sutter County libraries and at the Yuba College Bookstore.
In addition to eliminating paper monthly passes, paper transfers will no longer be issued. This will impact cash fare passengers who ride multiple local fixed routes each day since they will have to pay a fare each time they board the bus. Passengers that have picked up a free electronic Connect Card and have loaded cash onto the card can take advantage of the daily cap which allows for free unlimited rides after three fixed route fares have been paid that day. This daily cap is only available to Connect Card users.
Everyone should be making plans now to get their Connect Card well before July 2nd! There is currently no charge for a new Connect Card when at least $5 in fare product (cash or pass) is loaded on the card. The regular $5 fee for processing new discount eligibility card applications is also being waived during this transition period. However, there is a $5 fee to replace damaged, lost or stolen cards.
Also effective July 1st, Sacramento punch cards ($80 value) and discount ticket book tickets ($12 value) will no longer be accepted on the bus or exchanged for Connect Card credit. If passengers still have these retiring fare products which have not been sold since June 2017, they have until June 30th to use or exchange full punch cards or full ticket books for pass products on a Connect Card or ticket sheets at the original purchase price. The exchange of these products can only be made at the Yuba-Sutter Transit Administration Office at 2100 B St. in Marysville.
More information on the electronic Connect Card, discount fare eligibility and fare products can be found at www.yubasuttertransit.com/get-your-connect-card-today. For more information or questions about any of the services Yuba-Sutter Transit provides, please call Yuba-Sutter Transit at (530) 634-6880 or visit our website at www.yubasuttertransit.com. ###