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Caltrain bumps price of monthly pass

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Caltrain will add an additional day to its monthly pass rate starting next month, officials with the transit agency announced today.

The monthly pass rate is normally 14 days, but with the increase it will become 15 days starting July 1, with the passes going on sale on Thursday.

The monthly pass rate is calculated based on the numbers of days that would make the monthly pass less expensive than buying standard, daily tickets.

Caltrain officials are increasing the rate so they can fully fund the agency’s operations.

According to Caltrain, record-breaking ridership and maintaining an aging diesel system have increased operational and maintenance costs.

The monthly pass, available only with a Clipper Card, is valid for the month that it’s issued for. Monthly passes are for unlimited weekday trips between specified zones. On weekends and holidays, the passes are honored for unlimited trips between all zones.

Ticket sales stop on the 15th day of the month that the pass is valid for. Monthly passes must be tagged by the 15th of the month to activate them.

For more information about fare changes, riders can visit www.caltrain.com.

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