Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling  |   Document Shredding
Rocklin & Roseville Today Events
Celebrating 14 Years Online

New Rates for Placer County Connect Card

Placer Commuter Express phasing out 20-ride pass in favor of Connect Card fare system

Riders on the Placer Commuter Express, a bus service between Placer County and Sacramento, have been increasingly using the Connect Card, a new regional transit fare payment system. The card allows Placer County Transit passengers to ride on eight other Sacramento-area public transportation systems. Placer County Transit has accepted the card since June when all nine transit systems adopted its use.

The county Board of Supervisors approved fare adjustments for the Commuter Express' 20-ride pass, converting it to a cash value on the Connect Card. Most Commuter Express riders use a monthly pass that can be loaded onto the Connect Card. However, the 20-ride pass cannot be loaded on the card. Instead, the cost of the 20-ride pass will be loaded onto the card, which will enable the boarding fare to be deducted each time the card is used.

The fare modification approved today will make it easier to use the card and in some instances, fares will either the remain the same or become slightly cheaper. Existing 20-ride passes will still be honored but sale of these cards will be phased out and replaced by adding the cash value of a 20-ride pass onto the Connect Card. The new fares will take effect Jan. 1, 2018.

The Connect Card allows a passenger to load cash value or a monthly pass onto a smart card, which is then read by a device on the bus. Loading the card can be accomplished online. All of the nine regional transit operators are working to transition as many passengers as practical over to the Connect Card. Connect Card also offers online account management, including replacing lost or stolen cards, and a feature to autoload a card before the cash value is depleted or the current monthly pass expires.  

Participating agencies are: Sacramento Regional Transit, El Dorado Transit, Etran, Folsom Stage Line, Roseville Transit, South County Transit Link, Yolobus, Yuba-Sutter Transit and Placer County Transit.

Placer County News Headlines

Placer County's New Committee for Lodging Tax FundingAuburn, CA, - Lodging taxes collected from overnight guests in eastern Placer County have long been allocated for local, visitor-serving projects to benefit its tourism-based economy

Placer Public Health Laboratory Seeks Cost Effective FutureAuburn, CA, - Placer County will seek a more sustainable model for public health laboratory services, with a recent vote by the Board of Supervisors allowing staff to move forward

World Renowned Neonatologist to Lead Pediatrics Dept. at UC Davis(Sacramento, Calif.)-Satyan Lakshminrusimha, a world renowned neonatologist, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine

In Cancer, Talking About Bad News Can Be Good(Sacramento, Calif.) - Giving bad news is never easy, especially when it's life or death. But when an oncologist delivers a poor prognosis to a cancer patient, does it harm their relationship?

Folsom City Council Picks Mayor and Vice MayorFolsom, CA - The Folsom City Council unanimously selected Steve Miklos as mayor and Ernie Sheldon as vice mayor at the Dec. 12 City Council meeting

Roseville Paying 20 Percent More for ThisRoseville, CA, - Roseville gas prices dipped again slightly this past week offering motorists a slight reprieve since the gas tax went into effect on November 1

263,000 Acres Already Torched in Southern California FiresCalifornia Fire Updates 2017: Over 9,000 firefighters remain on the line, successfully making progress in containment of several of the fires that sparked last week in southern California

WinterWonderGrass Music and Brew Festival Tickets On SaleOlympic Valley, Calif., - Silhouetted against the snowy Sierra Nevada, WinterWonderGrass Festival returns for its 4th year at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows with headlining artists

TobyMac Tour Coming to Sacramento and RenoSacramento,CA, - Seven-time GRAMMY winner TobyMac will once again bring his dynamic "HITS DEEP Tour" to 29 markets next year, alongside a talent-packed line up

Gold Country Wildlife Rescue Seeks Volunteers and InternsAUBURN - Gold Country Wildlife Rescue is seeking the assistance of dedicated individuals to help support animals in need.

All-new Volkswagen Atlas a roomy SUVRoseville, CA,- Looking to fill what it considered a void in its sport utility vehicle offerings, Volkswagen developed the 2018 Atlas.

Lower Cost Electricity Anticipated for Some Placer County ResidentsPLACER COUNTY, CA - In December, residents and businesses will receive the first of several notices informing them about the coming change in their electric energy supply

NEWS: In Case You Missed It