Visalia Transit is making some route and fare changes effective Saturday.
The age to qualify for senior citizen fares will now be 65, up from 60. This is to comply with a request from the Tulare County Association of Governments, which is seeking to standardize fare categories among bus systems.
The one-way bus fare for seniors is being reduced to 75 cents from $1.25.
The price of a day pass for seniors remains at $2.50, and the seven-day pass for seniors remains at $7.50.
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Military veterans qualify for the senior rate regardless of age, and disabled and Medicare cardholders also qualify for the senior rate.
Meanwhile, the midday fare and off-peak fare of 50 cents is being discontinued. All other fares and passes remain the same price.
Route changes involve five routes:
▪ Route 4B (Visalia Medical Center to downtown) will no longer run on Hurley Avenue and will use Noble Avenue instead.
▪ Route 7A and 7B (downtown Visalia to Riggin Avenue) is being extended from Demaree Street to Akers Street.
▪ Route 9A and 9B (Visalia to Farmersville) will have more frequent weekday service, from every 90 minutes to every 45 minutes, by the addition of a bus.
▪ Route 15A (Visalia to Goshen) will no longer use Locust Street and will run down Santa Fe Street.
For more information, call the Greenline at 877-404-6473.