The Cloverdale City Council has approved funding to subsidize fares for all riders on Route 68, the “Cloverdale Shuttle,” through June 30, 2020. Beginning Wednesday, July 31, Cloverdale Shuttle passengers will no longer need to worry about having the correct change, having a transit pass or paying a fare at all! The “Fare-Free” program is designed to make using local transit services easier and to encourage hop-on, hop-off travel, without the need to pay a fare.
Sonoma County Transit introduced its “Fare-Free” program in June, 2018 on Route 24, the “Sebastopol Shuttle.” Since that time, the program has grown to include local routes in Windsor, Healdsburg, Guerneville/Monte Rio and Sonoma/Sonoma Valley. During the most recent fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019, cumulative ridership on the five “Fare-Free” routes increased 46%.
Fare subsidies for the “Fare-Free” program are provided by the respective cities in which the “Fare-Free” routes operate. The Cloverdale Shuttle “Fare-Free” program is subsidized by the City of Cloverdale.
In addition to purchasing Sonoma County Transit’s 31-Day Pass, 20-Ride Fast Pass, the Summer Youth Pass and Sonoma County Paratransit tickets, now single ride tickets can be purchased and stored on your smartphone through the Hopthru app (available at the App Store or Google Play.) By using the Hopthru app, you’ll no longer need to pay your single ride Sonoma County Transit or Paratransit fare with cash! If you have questions about Hopthru or need trip planning assistance, call us at 800-345-7433