SF Muni plans 25-cent surcharge for riders paying cash

Muni riders who pay with cash instead of Clipper cards will have to drop an extra quarter in the fare box under a budget adopted Tuesday evening by the Municipal Transportation Agency. Adding a 25-cent surcharge to cash fares — boosting them to $2.50 — will raise an estimated $3.8 million in 2017 and $3.9 million in 2018, and should also benefit Muni by speeding up the boarding process and reducing the cost of processing fares, said Ed Reiskin, the MTA’s transportation director. While the agency wants to push passengers to pay with the Clipper card or a Muni mobile

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