Fares & Passes

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2020 FARES

Exact Fare Required (drivers cannot make change)

One Time Fares (Purchase upon boarding)

  • $1.75 Full Fare
  • $1.50 Fare (Income-Qualifying)
  • $0.85 Reduced Fare (Passengers with Disabilities or Age 65+)
  • $1.25 Student Fare (K-12 Students)*
  • $3.75 Day Pass (Unlimited Rides on Day of Purchase)
  • FREE UWEC Students & Faculty (Must present current Blugold ID)
  • $4.00 Full Fare Tickets (book of 3)
  • $10 Reduced Fare Tickets (book of 13)

*Preschool-aged children may ride free when accompanied by an adult. Maximum of 2 children per adult ride free.

Monthly Passes *Must Purchase Voucher*

  • $50.00 Full Fare Pass
  • $45.00 Pass (Income Qualifications)
  • $25.00 Reduced Fare Pass (Passengers with Disabilities or Age 65+)

Student Passes *Must Purchase Voucher*

  • $50.00 K-12 Semester MAX Pass 
  • $35.00 K-12 Summer FREEDOM Pass
  • $140 CVTC Student Semester Pass*
  • $100 CVTC Student Summer Pass*
  • UWEC Students & Faculty ride FREE with current ID

*CVTC Passes must be purchased at Chippewa Valley Technical College. CVTC may pay a portion of the cost of a pass for their enrolled students.

Purchase your voucher from any of these outlets:

  • Festival Foods - Mall Dr
  • Festival Foods - Birch St
  • Festival Foods - Clairemont Ave
  • Hansen's IGA Market - Clairemont Ave
  • City Hall - 203 S Farwell St
  • LE Phillips Public Library - 400 Eau Claire St
  • Transit Office - 910 Forest St


Income-Qualifying Fare

Passengers with a combined household income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible to receive a $1.50/$45 Permit Card. To obtain a permit card, you must complete an application, available here: Income-Qualifying Fare Verification Form

Reduced Fare

Passengers with disabilities and those over 65 years of age may be eligible for a reduced fare. To qualify for the reduced fare you must present one of the following upon boarding:

  • Medicare Card
  • Proof of age 65+
  • Reduced Fare Card

To obtain a Reduced Fare Card you must complete an application, available here:Reduced Fare Application

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