Section 22-29 Transportation fares.

    (a) The following fares shall be in effect on all fixed route buses operated by the transit division:

    (1)    Regular fares

    Per ride    $1.50

    Daily pass    $3.00

    30 day Full Fare (Tickets/Fast Passes)       $55.00

    25 Ride Full Fare (Tickets/Fast Passes)       $30.00

    (2)        Half fares.  Disabled, elderly, Medicare or Medicaid recipients, or individuals who can validate that they are persons with annual incomes equal to or below one hundred eighty-five (185) per cent of the federal poverty level  

    Per ride    $0.75

    30 Day Half Fare (Tickets/Fast Passes)    $25.00

    25 Ride Half Fare (Tickets/Fast Passes)    $15.00

    (3)  Semester passes.  Students of any university, college or trade, public or private school in the City of Columbia, Missouri, with the showing of a valid student identification card  

    Per regular semester       $100.00

     After October 15 (fall semester) and March 15 (spring semester)    $50.00

(4)     Semester pass discounts.  Any agency, entity, organization or business may purchase discounted semester passes, on behalf of their customers, at the following discounted rates:

    Per regular semester if purchased in groups of 20 - 1,000    $ 65.00  per pass

After October 15 (fall semester) and March 15 (spring semester)
              if purchased in groups of 20 - 1,000    $32.00  per pass

    Per regular semester if purchased in groups of more than 1,000    $50.00 per pass

After October 15 (fall semester) and March 15 (spring semester)
    if purchased in groups of more than 1,000    $25.00 per pass

(5)        Youth ride free.  Any child or young adult, eighteen (18) years of age or younger, may ride for free when presenting a valid school identification card or transit issued identification card.  Children who are not of school age do not need to present an identification card.

    (b) The following fares shall be in effect on all vehicles used to provide paratransit service operated by the transit division:

    (1)    Certified ADA eligible persons or companion, per ride    $ 2.00

    (2)    Registered personal care attendant accompanying a certified ADA eligible person    Free

    (c) For purposes of this section, the following definitions are established:

     ADA eligible: Any person exhibiting a valid ADA eligibility card and is certified as eligible for the specific paratransit service requested.

     Elderly: Any person age sixty-five (65) or over who exhibits a pass showing proof of age, Medicaid , Medicare or other ID.

     Fixed route buses: Any vehicle operated on the routes published in the schedules for the Columbia Area Transit System.

     Disabled : Any person certified as disabled by reason of illness, injury, age, congenital malfunction or other permanent or temporary incapacity or disability.

     Medicare or Medicaid recipient: Any person, regardless of age, who is a Medicare  or Medicaid  recipient and exhibits a valid Medicare  or Medicaid  card.

    Regular semester: The period from January 1 to May 31 or from August 1 to December 31.

     Youth: A child age zero (0) through eighteen (18) years inclusive.

(Ord. No. 11185, § 1, 9-2-86; Ord. No. 11377, § 1, 2-16-87; Ord. No. 13577, § 1, 1-19-93; Ord. No. 13747, § 1, 7-19-93; Ord. No. 13982, § 1, 3-7-94; Ord. No. 20076, § 1, 10-6-08; Ord. No. 20278, § 1, 5-18-09; Ord. No. 21073, § 1, 9-19-11; Ord. No. 21444, § 1, 9-17-12; Ord. No. 21489, § 1, 11-5-12; Ord. No. 22154, § 1, 8-4-14)

(Ord. 22154, Amended, 08/04/2014, Prior Text; Ord. 21489, Amended, 11/05/2012, Prior Text; Ord. 21444, Amended, 09/17/2012, Prior Text; Ord. 21073, Amended, 09/19/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 20278, Amended, 05/18/2009, Prior Text; Ord. 20076, Amended, 10/06/2008, Prior Text; Ord. 20048, Amended, 09/15/2008, Prior Text)