For the first time since July 2012, BART fares are getting hiked a few cents, with the minimum fare within the city at $1.85 starting today.
The increase is part of a series of scheduled, "inflation-based" fare increases, and it will average about 19 cents per ride, or five percent overall. The higher fares are expected to raise $325 million for BART over the next six years in support of its new trains, South Bay expansion, and new train control system, as SF Appeal reports.
The fare from downtown to SFO is now $8.65, and if you're riding from Pittsburg/Bay Point all the way to SFO, the fare is $11.65.
In other news, BART's SFO station just celebrated its 10th anniversary, and they just put out this promo video for SFO travel, saying BART is "still the easiest way to go."