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Release date: June 21, 2012

*** Press Release ***

Summary of Muni Fare and Parking Fee Increases (.pdf)

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today reminds customers that Muni fare increases of $1 to $2 will take effect July 1. This includes July passes and stickers purchased during the July pass sales period (June 17: Clipper sales; June 24: in-store sales). As of July 1 increases to parking fees and fines will also take effect. Increases are based on the SFMTA’s Automatic Indexing Plan (AIP) and cost recovery. The AIP is a set formula based on a combination of the Bay Area Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) and the SFMTA’s labor costs.

  • Muni fare increases of $1 to $2 will include all monthly passes. The regular $2 cash fare and $.75 cash Senior, Disabled and Youth fares will not change.
  • Most parking citation fines will increase by $7 to $8. Citations for expired parking meters and street sweeping violations will increase $7. Expired downtown core parking meter: $72, expired parking meter outside the downtown core: $62 and street sweeping citations: $62. A full list of the new citation fines can be found on the Parking page of
  • The increases for parking fees and penalties include Residential Parking Permits, which will increase by $4, citation late penalties and the work credit application fee.

The Muni fare increases are determined by the SFMTA’s AIP. Parking citation fine increases, however, are based on the AIP as well as recovery of two state fees (the Local Courthouse Construction Fee and the Trial Court Trust Fee) imposed on all parking citations.

For the upcoming two-year budget, community input was essential in determining the final budget priorities and funding options. Public hearings were held in February, March and April as well as five community meetings held throughout March. As required by the City Charter, advertisements publicizing each of these hearings were placed well in advance in Bay Area newspapers. Multi-lingual ads were also placed in prominent Chinese and Spanish newspapers in San Francisco.

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