Intercity Transit's five-year zero-fare demonstration project went into effect on January 1, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent disruption to our service, Intercity Transit will suspend fare collections as authorized under Resolution 03-2019 on fixed-route and Dial-A-Lift for three additional years, beginning when the General Manager determines fixed-route and Dial-A-Lift services have returned to the service levels we provided in March 2020, or until January 1, 2028, whichever is later. The demonstration program will be reviewed by the Intercity Transit Authority, as part of the Strategic Plan and annual budget process. During the demonstration project, Intercity Transit will not collect fares from passengers for some of its services.
Services that Require Fares:
Regional Reduced Fare Permits
The Regional Reduced Fare Permit simplifies travel for senior and disabled riders of public transportation around Puget Sound. With the Regional Reduced Fare Permit, eligible persons do not need to carry more than one permit to receive the reduced-fare benefits of multiple systems within the region. Although Intercity Transit bus passengers will no longer require fares, Customer Service will still process Regional Reduced Fare Permit applications for eligible seniors who wish to travel by bus outside of Intercity Transit's service area.
Connecting to Other Transit Systems
Intercity Transit connects to a number of area transit agencies. When riding on different systems, you will be required to pay their fares. For information on fares on those systems, please see the links below.