10-trip deal

CDTA's 50 cent fare increase takes effect on Wednesday, but here's a little bit of deal you might be able to take advantage of just before it does. We heard today that you can still buy 10-trip passes at Key Bank for $9.50 through the end of Tuesday. The passes should be good even after the price of the 10-tripper goes up to $13 on Wednesday. It appears we were wrong about that -- see Ellie's comment. Or maybe not.


Shouldn't one be able to buy these on any bus until tomorrow night? 10-trip passes can be printed out by the swiper on each bus; unless they change the price tomorrow, it shouldn't matter where you buy it.

yea but they're really not 10-ride passes. they're passes with $10 on them. with the current fare of $1 it equates to 10 rides. But tomorrow when the fare is raised to $1.50, you'll only get 6 rides (and change) out of it.

hmmm... perhaps it's not a deal, but my transit-riding superhero instincts tell me that it is. Here's why:

1. I bought a 10-trip pass yesterday (well, actually I bought more than one... I can't resist a deal -- or an apparent deal, as the case may be -- it's genetic trait, I think.) and the pass has no dollar value on it, and no expiration date. It says, "Ten Trip" on the top.

2. The trustworthy teller at the bank got the word from the CDTA rep who delivers passes to for the bank to sell.

Could the rep be wrong?


But, I'm taking the risk. It's calculated. A bit of a gamble, true.

Oh, and as for 10-trip pases being sold on the bus... I'm not so sure about that.

I believe drivers can give you the "equivalent" of a 10-trip pass by issuing a change card -- change cards have a dollar value associated with them. Not the number of trips.

What's a change card?

Well, you'll learn tomorrow when you get on the bus and only have 2 singles. Or a five. Or a ten.

Happy April Fool's Day.

Did I mention I have a genetic propensity to find a good deal?


Used the 10-trip Swiper for the first time this morning to get my daughter on the bus to go to school - the fare box deducted the ride, not the buck.

Trust your transit-riding superhero, folks.

All hail TQL!

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