Fare Free

Fare Free - Petaluma Transit
Fare Free – Petaluma Transit

As part of Petaluma Transit’s commitment to the community after the November 2018 passage of Intercity Petaluma Proposition 1, the Petaluma Transit Authority (Authority) explored ways to make collecting fares easier and faster, to reduce delays and to simplify access for more riders. This was one of the community-identified priorities that resulted from our two-year public engagement process, IT Road Trip.

On December 4, 2019, the Authority approved implementation of a five-year “zero-fare” demonstration project. The project went into effect on January 1, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent disruption to our service, Petaluma Transit will suspend fare collections as authorized under Resolution 03-2019 on Fixed-Route and Dial-A-Lift for three additional years, beginning when the General Manager determines Fixed-Route and Dial-A-Lift services have returned to the service levels we provided in March 2020, or until January 1, 2028, whichever is later. 

Learn more about zero-fare service and how the Petaluma Transit Authority reached this decision below.