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50% Off BART Fares All September​

BART is also thanking its riders and encouraging more people to return to the system by offering a 50% discount for the entire month of September. Riders using Clipper will get half off all published BART fares in September. That includes 50% off already discounted fares for youth, senior, Regional Transportation Connection, Clipper Start, and Gator Pass riders.​
 
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The original fares in 1972 ranged from 30 cents to $1.25. The current fares range from $2.15 to $10.30, not counting the extra charges to the airport stations or stations in San Mateo County. While a 50% discount in honor of their 50th anniversary is nice, it would have just been nicer if they just charged 1972 fares for a few weeks. :) Maybe they could reserve the 50% discount for trips to the airports or San Mateo County, as these services weren't available in 1972.
 

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The original fares in 1972 ranged from 30 cents to $1.25. The current fares range from $2.15 to $10.30, not counting the extra charges to the airport stations or stations in San Mateo County. While a 50% discount in honor of their 50th anniversary is nice, it would have just been nicer if they just charged 1972 fares for a few weeks. :) Maybe they could reserve the 50% discount for trips to the airports or San Mateo County, as these services weren't available in 1972.

It think they just end up more in the hole if they did that. And there were a lot of stations that weren't there in 1972, including the spur to Dublin/Pleasanton, everything south of Daly City, anything east of Concord (including the extension run on standard gauge rail using DMUs, anything in Santa Clara County, and the Oakland Airport connector on a cable-pulled line.

Now I do miss the old paper tickets. They could get pretty soggy after a while. I also did some crazy things to them over the years, including using a marker across the entire surface and seeing if it would still take them. Never had one jam. But eventually the polymer versions were considerably more robust.
 

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