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4 | U.S. inflation | TriMet Adult | C-TRAN adult | Streetcar | Special TriMet fares | Notes | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||

5 | Year (Sept 1) | based on 1999 | TriMet 1Z (SH) | TriMet 2Z | TriMet AZ | TriMet Day | TriMet QuikTik | TriMet Pass 2Z | TriMet Pass AZ | C-TRAN C | C-TRAN ALL | C-TRAN Day-ALL | C-TRAN Express | C-TRAN Pass C | C-TRAN Pass ALL | C-TRAN Pass Exp | Streetcar only | TriMet 3-day | TriMet 7-day 2Z | TriMet 7-day AZ | TriMet 14-day 2Z | TriMet 14-day AZ | Downtown | Lloyd | "Short Hopper" (1 Zone) fare was only available as a 10-ticket book. 2-Zone passes/tickets were available as 1-2Z or 2-3Z | |||||||

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7 | A transfer was good for a minimum of 60 minutes from the scheduled arrival at the end of a bus line, or 1 hour and 45 minutes at MAX TVM; before 6/30/2001 C-TRAN transfers were invalid for stopovers or round trips (route number was punched on the transfer) | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

8 | 1999 | $1.00 | $0.95 | $1.15 | $1.45 | $3.60 | N/A | $41.00 | $52.00 | 1 or 2 Z (see note) | $1.35 | N/A | 3 or 4 Z (see note) | 1 or 2 Z (see note) | $40.00 | 3 or 4 Z (see note) | did not exist | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | free | SH or 1-2Z | C-TRAN adult fares: 1Z $0.60 - 2Z $0.85 - 3Z $1.10 - 4Z $1.35; monthly passes 1Z $18 - 2Z $25 - 3Z $32 - 4Z $40; Portland-Vancouver is 3Z; Portland to Ridgefield, Battleground, Camas, or Washougal is 4Z | |||||||

9 | 2000 | $1.03 | $1.00 | $1.20 | $1.50 | $4.00 | N/A | $43.00 | $54.00 | $0.90 | $1.40 | $3.00 | ALL | $26.00 | $42.00 | A-ALL | did not exist | $10.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | free | SH or 1-2Z | Major service changes for C-TRAN as of 7/1/2000; all Clark County becomes "C Zone" (no more Zone 4); all trips that cross the Columbia River are now All Zones | |||||||

10 | 2001 | $1.06 | $1.05 | $1.25 | $1.55 | $4.00 | $3.00 | $45.00 | $56.00 | $1.00 | $1.75 | $3.50 | ALL | $28.00 | $52.00 | A-ALL | N/A (TriMet fare) | $10.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | free | free | Fareless Square extends to Rose Quarter, Convention Center, and Lloyd District along Holladay and Multnomah | |||||||

11 | 2002 | $1.08 | $1.05 | $1.25 | $1.55 | $4.00 | $3.00 | $45.00 | $56.00 | $1.00 | $1.75 | $3.50 | ALL | $28.00 | $52.00 | A-ALL | N/A (TriMet fare) | $10.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | free | free | "QuikTik" was an all-zone transfer/ticket valid for 6 hours from the time of issue. | |||||||

12 | 2003 | $1.10 | $1.20 | $1.30 | $1.60 | $4.00 | $3.00 | $47.00 | $58.00 | $1.00 | $1.75 | $3.50 | ALL | $28.00 | $52.00 | A-ALL | N/A (TriMet fare) | $10.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | free | free | ||||||||

13 | 2004 | $1.13 | $1.25 | $1.35 | $1.65 | $3.50 | N/A | $49.00 | $60.00 | $1.00 | $1.75 | $3.50 | ALL | $28.00 | $52.00 | A-ALL | N/A (TriMet fare) | $10.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | free | free | ||||||||

14 | 2005 | $1.17 | $1.45 | $1.50 | $1.80 | $3.75 | N/A | $55.00 | $66.00 | $1.25 | $2.25 | $5.50 | $3.00 | $44.00 | $78.00 | $105.00 | N/A (TriMet fare) | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | free | free | C-TRAN financial crisis; "premium" fares for Portland Express routes introduced | |||||||

15 | 2006 | $1.21 | $1.65 | $1.70 | $2.00 | $4.25 | N/A | $63.00 | $74.00 | $1.25 | $2.25 | $6.00 | $3.00 | $44.00 | $78.00 | $105.00 | N/A (TriMet fare) | N/A | $16.50 | $19.50 | N/A | N/A | free | free | ||||||||

16 | 2007 | $1.24 | $1.70 | $1.75 | $2.05 | $4.25 | N/A | $65.00 | $76.00 | $1.25 | $2.25 | $6.00 | $3.00 | $44.00 | $78.00 | $105.00 | N/A (TriMet fare) | N/A | $17.00 | $20.00 | N/A | N/A | free | free | ||||||||

17 | 2008 | $1.29 | $1.95 | $2.00 | $2.30 | $4.75 | N/A | $75.00 | $86.00 | $1.30 | $2.35 | $6.00 | $3.00 | $45.00 | $82.00 | $105.00 | N/A (TriMet fare) | N/A | $19.50 | $22.50 | $38.00 | $43.50 | free | free | Big fare increase due to fuel cost increase and projected decrease in payroll tax revenue due to Great Recession | |||||||

18 | 2009 | $1.29 | N/A | $2.00 | $2.30 | $4.75 | N/A | $75.00 | $86.00 | $1.50 | $2.35 | $6.00 | $3.00 | $52.00 | $86.00 | $105.00 | N/A (TriMet fare) | N/A | $19.50 | $22.50 | $38.00 | $43.50 | free rail | free rail | Fareless Square becomes "Free Rail Zone" only for MAX and Portland Streetcar | |||||||

19 | 2010 | $1.31 | N/A | $2.05 | $2.35 | $4.75 | N/A | $77.00 | $88.00 | $1.55 | $2.40 | $6.50 | $3.25 | $54.00 | $88.00 | $110.00 | N/A (TriMet fare) | N/A | $20.00 | $23.00 | $39.00 | $44.50 | free rail | free rail | ||||||||

20 | 2011 | $1.35 | N/A | $2.10 | $2.40 | $5.00 | N/A | $81.00 | $92.00 | $1.60 | $2.45 | $6.70 | $3.35 | $56.00 | $90.00 | $113.00 | N/A (TriMet fare) | N/A | $21.00 | $24.00 | $41.00 | $46.50 | free rail | free rail | Fare zones and Free Rail Zone abolished as of 9/1/2012; TriMet transfers/tickets now valid for 2.5 hours | |||||||

21 | 2012 | $1.38 | N/A | N/A | $2.50 | $5.00 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.65 | $2.50 | $7.00 | $3.50 | $58.00 | $100.00 | $116.00 | $1.00 | N/A | N/A | $26.00 | N/A | $51.00 | regular fare | regular fare | C-TRAN day pass is now valid on Express routes; Portland Streetcar introduces $1 streetcar-only "S" fare | |||||||

22 | 2013 | $1.40 | N/A | N/A | $2.50 | $5.00 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.70 | $2.50 | $7.20 | $3.60 | $60.00 | $100.00 | $119.00 | $1.00 | N/A | N/A | $26.00 | N/A | $51.00 | regular fare | regular fare | ||||||||

23 | 2014 | $1.42 | N/A | N/A | $2.50 | $5.00 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.75 | $2.50 | $5.00 | $3.75 | $61.00 | $100.00 | $122.00 | $1.00 | N/A | N/A | $26.00 | N/A | $51.00 | regular fare | regular fare | C-TRAN day pass price decreased to $5; no longer valid on Express; Express & All Zone day pass is $7.70 | |||||||

24 | 2015 | $1.42 | N/A | N/A | $2.50 | $5.00 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.80 | $2.50 | $5.00 | $3.85 | $62.00 | $100.00 | $125.00 | $2.00 | N/A | N/A | $26.00 | N/A | $51.00 | regular fare | regular fare | ||||||||

25 | 2016 | $1.44 | N/A | N/A | $2.50 | $5.00 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.80 | $2.50 | $5.00 | $3.85 | $62.00 | $100.00 | $125.00 | $2.00 | N/A | N/A | $26.00 | N/A | $51.00 | regular fare | regular fare | ||||||||

26 | 2017 | $1.47 | N/A | N/A | $2.50 | $5.00 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.80 | $2.50 | $5.00 | $3.85 | $62.00 | $100.00 | $125.00 | $2.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | regular fare | regular fare | Hop Fastpass debuts; TriMet simplifies fares, does away with paper passes; from hereon, "passes" mean maximum fare caps | |||||||

27 | 2018 | $1.51 | N/A | N/A | $2.50 | $5.00 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.80 | $2.50 | $5.00 | $3.85 | $62.00 | $100.00 | $125.00 | $2.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | regular fare | regular fare | TriMet expands Honored Citizen fare to low-income effective 7/2/2018 | |||||||

28 | 2019 | $1.53 | N/A | N/A | $2.50 | $5.00 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.80 | $2.50 | $5.00 | $3.85 | $62.00 | $100.00 | $125.00 | $2.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | regular fare | regular fare | ||||||||

29 | 2020 | $1.55 | N/A | N/A | $2.50 | $5.00 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.80 | $2.50 | $5.00 | $3.85 | $62.00 | $100.00 | $125.00 | $2.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | regular fare | regular fare | TriMet stops accepting cash fares on buses due to COVID from 3/2020 to 9/30/2020 (NOT suspension of fare collections or enforcement) | |||||||

30 | 2021 | $1.63 | N/A | N/A | $2.50 | $5.00 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.80 | $2.50 | $5.00 | $3.85 | $62.00 | $100.00 | $125.00 | $2.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | regular fare | regular fare | ||||||||

31 | 2022 | $1.76 | N/A | N/A | $2.50 | $5.00 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.00 | $2.50 | $5.00 | $2.50 | $62.00 | $100.00 | $125.00 | $2.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | regular fare | regular fare | C-TRAN temporary 12-month fare relief to promote post-COVID recovery; $1 is per ride and no transfer | |||||||

32 | 2023 | $1.84 | N/A | N/A | $2.50 | $5.00 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.00 | $2.50 | $5.00 | $2.50 | $62.00 | $100.00 | $125.00 | $2.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | regular fare | regular fare | ||||||||

33 | 2024/1/1 | N/D | N/A | N/A | $2.80 | $5.60 | N/A | N/A | $100.00 | $1.25 | $2.50 | $5.00 | $3.00 | $62.00 | $100.00 | $105.00 | $2.00 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | regular fare | regular fare | Transferring from a C-TRAN bus to TriMet anywhere in Portland will incur the balance between TriMet and C-TRAN Regional fares | |||||||

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