Cape RTA Announces Monthly Bus Pass

Monthly pass good for unlimited rides

HYANNIS - Frequent bus riders on Cape Cod can look forward to added convenience and better fares starting Saturday, July 1.

The Cape Cod RTA will begin selling monthly passes for unlimited rides on its Cape-wide system of buses, shuttles and trolleys. The cost is $35 per person. People 60 and older, and others with disabilities, may buy a pass for $17.

â??These passes make it super easy for everyday riders,â? said RTA Administrator Joseph Potzka. â??By buying this pass, commuters also save even more on their daily travel. Thatâ??s quite attractive in this period of $3-a-gallon gas.â?

Passes will be available from all bus drivers; the Hyannis Transportation Center; chambers of commerce in Eastham, Falmouth and Orleans; Councils on Aging in Brewster, Eastham and Truro; at the Salt Pond Visitor Center; Ben & Jerryâ??s in Eastham; Nauset Regional High School; and at other locations.

The RTA developed the new pass in response to requests from frequent riders, Potzka explained. â??Convenience and savings will also encourage people to ride the bus more often.â?

Transit riders have two other discount passes to choose from: 20 bus rides for $15, and a $3 summer day pass good for unlimited riding (discounts apply for seniors and people with disabilities). 

The RTA simplified its fares to $1 per ride on Falmouth and Orleans regional routes June 24, bringing the fare into line with other its routes and services.

 For further information, call RTA Customer Service at 800 352-7155 or go online to welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on