Y’all Know BART Is Slashing 50% Off Fares This Month, Right?

It’s in honor of the rapid transit agency’s 50th birthday.

BART has been even more on a roll recently. On August 30th, the public transit — which suffered 90% drops in ridership amid shelter-in-place order and general unease during the pandemic’s infancy in 2020 — recorded its second busiest day since COVID-19 entered our collective lexicon. A ridership figure of 161,236 was recorded; it was only second to the 2022 Warriors Championship Parade in June

Now that we’re officially in September, BART riders can (automatically!) get 50% off their fares in honor of the rapid transit agency’s 50th birthday. The fare slash is also honored with existing “Youth/Senior/Gator Pass/Clipper Start/RTC” discounts. 

“No promo code needed,” BART tweeted earlier this week, before mentioning that the 50% discount is only available through either physical or digital Clipper Card use: “Just use Clipper and the discount is automatically applied.”

With Labor Day just around the corner, the timing is *chef’s kiss.* It’s also a nice, frugal way to be sunsetting Hot Girl Summer before strolling into Sad Girl Autumn… with just a bit more money in our bank accounts to embrace all things pumpkin spice and Red (Taylor’s Version).

Feature Image: Courtesy of railgoods.com

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