Back in September, I wrote about the Translink card, which is essentially a debit card that can be used on AC Transit buses and soon will work on BART, Muni, and every other Bay Area transit agency.
At the time, they were offering a limited time discount of 25 cents per ride to entice bus riders to get the card. That discounted ended in January, but I guess they’re looking to entice more riders to make the switch so they’re offering an even bigger discount. Translink riders will save 50 cents per local ride or $10 for a 31 day pass!
Fifty cents might not sound like a lot, but it adds up if you ride the bus daily. And with gas prices continuing to rise, it makes riding the bus a whole lot cheaper than driving. It also brings back a bit of nostalgia for me, since when I moved to the East Bay in 2000, bus rides cost $1.25.