Fond du Lac Transit Announces Increases to Bus Fares in 2024
Fond du Lac Area Transit announced that bus fares will increase beginning on January 2, 2024. The Fond du Lac City Council approved the new rates during recent 2024 budget discussions on November 8.
Fixed route cash fares will now be $2.00 for adults, increased from the current $1.50 rate. Youth, elderly and riders with disabilities will see similar increases. Ten ride passes and monthly passes also jump to new 2024 pricing. Additional fare changes include:
- ADA and non-ADA specialized paratransit HandiVans rates will rise to $4 from the current fare of $3.
- Monthly adult passes will increase to $40, and student monthly passes will increase to $34.
Fares remain unchanged for student summer passes. A full listing of all transit rates for 2024 can be found on the Fond du Lac Area Transit website at www.fdl.wi.gov/transit/riding-the-bus/routes-fares/.
“Continuing to provide high-quality transit service in the way that residents have been able to rely on for over 50 years was contingent on introducing this modest hike in fares,” shared Transit Manager Lynn Gilles. “We have not increased cash fare rates since 2012 and our bus pass prices have been unchanged over the past two decades.”
This fare adjustment will support rising costs and prevent service reductions or cuts. The new fares bring Fond du Lac Area Transit prices closer to rates charged in similar public transportation systems in the state.