San Francisco + San José + Oakland

The Case for Public Transit Fare Integration

BART Station

The Bay Area has more than two dozen public transit operators and each sets its own fare policy. This has resulted in confusing and often inequitable fares and discount programs. Coordinating fares across all these agencies is challenging. However, fare coordination has the potential to make transit rides simpler and more equitable, which could lead to more transit riders and reduced burdens on riders with low incomes. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) recently launched a study and business case for achieving fare integration. Join us to learn more about MTC's approach and how other cities are delivering simpler regional transit fare systems.

+ William Bacon / Metropolitan Transportation Commission
+ Alfred Ka Kee Chu / Metropolitan Regional Transportation Authority for Montréal
+ Sunny Knott / King County Metro Transit



SPUR Digital Discourse
Registrants will receive a link to this Digital Discourse a day in advance of the program. Later registrants will receive a link one hour prior to the program's start. Anyone registering less than an hour before the program may not receive a link.


Free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-register for a link to this Digital Discourse >>

When registering, please use the same email address that you use to receive SPUR emails.

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.