New Dial-A-Ride Fare increase for this year

City officials said the new Dial-A-Ride fare structure, that started Tuesday, is:

- $2.50 for general public and youth

- $1.50 for seniors age 60 and older/disabled

- $4 outside of city

- $4 after hours for senior/disabled and youth only

- $1 additional rider

- $1 group service

Fares have not increased since 2000, officials said previously. In that year, they went up from 75 cents to $1.25 for general public and 50 cents to 75 cents for disabled and senior riders.

Hours for the service are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Disabled persons, children under age 16 and seniors can travel the line 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Old $.75 and $1.25 Dial-A-Ride tickets will be accepted after Tuesday Jan.1 but each one way ride will require two old tickets, according to a city of Claremont news release.

But once the new fares take effect, according to the release, two Get About tickets will be needed for a one way trip on Dial-A-Ride.

Additionally, after Tuesday Jan.1 the Dial-A-Ride will stop accepting pink “nutrition” tickets, which will only be accepted by Get About.

City Hall, at 207 N. Harvard Ave., and the Joslyn Senior Center, at 660 N. Mountain Ave., will sell the Dial-A-Ride and Get About book tickets.

New ticket sellers this year will be the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., and The Blaisdell Community Building, 440 S. College Ave.

Service questions, suggestions or reporting complaints can be make by calling the Pomona Valley Transportation Authority offices at 909-596-7664 or the Claremont’s Community Services Department at 909-399-5431.

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