The Grant Transit Authority (GTA) Board of Directors approved a new policy recently implementing permanent Fare Free Service.
In April, 2020, the Board of Directors authorized a temporary elimination of fares to allow for faster boarding and to minimize lengthy close contact due to the onset of the Coronavirus. This fare elimination was extended a couple different times over the past year and a half and was set to expire in December, 2022.
The legislature approved additional funding opportunities for transit providers who offer a zero-fare for 18 and under program. The program must extend to every type of transit service the agency offers. After several discussions between staff and the GT A Board, it was determined the best course of action for Grant Transit Authority would be to adopt a Zero Fares for all policy. (Excluding Vanpool, which is a full cost recovery program.) The revised fare policy was adopted at the August board meeting, and took effect on September 1st.
So, come ride the bus ... FOR FREE!