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LAVTA Fare Policy Changes Affecting Student Riders

December 3, 2018

Effective January 1, 2019, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, operator of Wheels and Rapid bus services, will be implementing a number of fare policy changes. Some of these changes will impact Tri-Valley student riders. The changes include:

Paper transfers will no longer be issued or accepted

A single transfer will still be permitted for passengers using Clipper Card for payment. A Day Pass will be the best option for riders making multiple trips daily.

Fare Buster 10-Ride Tickets will no longer be sold

Fare Buster 10-Ride tickets purchased through December 31, 2018 will continue to be accepted for payment through December 31, 2019. Since transfers will no longer be issued, two (2) Fare Buster Tickets may be exchanged for a Day Pass on the bus.

A New Youth Clipper Card Fare of $1.60 will be introduced

This discount will only be available for riders 18 years of age and under paying with a Youth Clipper Card. The Youth Clipper Card is available at no charge online at, LAVTA’s Administrative Offices and at the downtown Livermore Transit Center. Proof of age is required when obtaining a Youth Clipper Card and the card automatically transitions to an Adult Clipper Card upon the cardholder’s 19th birthday.

Day Passes will be available for purchase on Wheels and Rapid Buses

Day Passes are currently only available with Clipper Card fare payment. Effective January 1, 2019, Day Passes will be sold on buses from the driver through the farebox.

For additional details on these and all other fare policy changes, visit or call 925.455.7500.