Butte Regional Transit (B-Line) is proposing a fare increase to begin in FY 2019/20. The transit system is required by law to maintain a certain level of farebox recovery. Because of increased costs and the unprecedented changes in operating due to the Camp Fire the current fare structure will not allow the system to meet the needs of the FY 2019/20 budget.
Fixed Route fares have not increased in over five years, and have only gone up three times in the past 25 years.
Please refer to the accompanying table to see the current fare and the proposed fare in each category.
To make comments, or to ask questions, about the proposed fare changes, please contact B-Line at:
Mail: BCAG, 326 Huss Drive, Ste 150, Chico CA 95928.
Phone: (530) 809-4616 / Fax: (530) 891-2979
Comments are due by Tuesday, June 25, 2019
A public hearing on this increase will be held at either the June 27 or July 25, 2019 Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG) Board of Directors meeting.
ALL DAY PASS - For $4.00 an All Day Pass can be purchased directly from the driver for unlimited access to the entire system for the day. Be sure to tell the driver you want an All Day Pass BEFORE putting your money in the farebox.
UPGRADE from LOCAL TO REGIONAL FARE
If you have a LOCAL ticket, pass, or transfer, it can be upgraded to a REGIONAL fare just by paying the difference. For Regular and Student fare the price difference is .50; for Discount it is .25.
*Discount fares apply to seniors (age 65+), disabled and those with a valid medicare card.
All tickets/passes (both Fixed Route & Paratransit) may be purchased at the following locations:
(Chico) Butte Regional Transit Office and Chico Transit Center;
(Oroville) City of Oroville, Butte County Public Works;
(Paradise) Town of Paradise (please note, Paradise finance office is only open 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Thursday).
Bulk ticket and agency sales may be made at the Butte Regional Transit Office, located at 326 Huss Drive, Suite 150, Chico. You may also order tickets by mail by downloading an order form here. Be certain to enclose a check for payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. All sales are final; we do not issue refunds.
Note: Cash and checks only accepted at Paradise and Oroville locations. Credit cards are now accepted at both Chico locations, and by phone when calling the B-Line office. (Note: a $10 minimum and 3% surcharge applies to all credit card orders).