My monthly commuter benefit arrived in the mail today, and with it was an extra special reminder that the cambios significantes to which we're all still adjusting will soon be joined by a new fare increase in just over a week.
Starting January 1st the adult 'A' Fast Pass we all know and love will cost $70.00 (a $15.00 increase) meaning you need to take the bus 35 times per month to make it worthwhile financially.
Seventy bucks too steep for you? Then you'll probably do what I do and opt for the newly minted 'M' Fast Pass pictured above. For the low low price of $60.00 you can enjoy all the benefits of a Fast Pass ... except you can't ride BART within the city. If you take BART less that about once a week this will be the pass for you, since you only need to ride Muni 30 times in a month to break even on its cost.