Initial Fare Structure and Pricing Announced for Loop Trolley System

October 11, 2017

The Loop Trolley Company is excited to share that the fare structure, pricing and method of purchase/validation for trolley passengers has now been finalized.

The initial fare structure will consist of two fare types – $2.00 for a Two-Hour Fare and $5.00 for an All-Day Pass, with Reduced Fare ticket prices of $1.00 and $2.50, respectively, for disabled passengers and senior passengers age 65 or older with valid identification or documentation. Children age five and under may ride free with adult supervision.

Tickets can be purchased by two methods: physical tickets with cash or card at any of the thirteen ticket vending machines (TVMs) which will be located on or near the trolley platforms, or mobile tickets via an account-based application available through iOS and Android app stores. For TVM purchases, the clock will start on Two-Hour Fares beginning at the time of purchase, with All-Day Passes only valid for the day on which they are purchased. On the mobile application, passengers can purchase their tickets any time in advance and activate on their smartphone prior to boarding.

“After looking at other American transit fare systems, we settled on a simpler structure with fewer fare options,” said Kevin Barbeau, Loop Trolley Company’s Executive Director. “In this way, we can assure our passengers are not overwhelmed when making their purchases at physical ticket vending machines or through the mobile application.”

For both physical and mobile tickets, passengers will scan their ticket(s) via an on-board validator located at each entrance to the trolley vehicles. The Loop Trolley will not accept cash-based fares on-board; hence, any passenger without valid fare or with an expired fare must de-board and purchase a valid ticket.

 

Owned by the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District and operated by The Loop Trolley Company, the Loop
Trolley promotes connectivity, environmentally friendly transportation and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods to
enhance quality of life, increase tourism and help spur economic development. For more information, visit
www.looptrolley.com, call 314-725-5000 or email info@looptrolley.com.

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