The Rapid offers a number of different fare types and purchase options to best meet your needs when using the fixed-route system.
On July 1, 2021, the following changes will go into effect for the Wave card:
- All existing discounted partner fare programs will be standardized at a discounted rate of $1.25. This will simplify the programs available to our non-profits and post K-12 educational institutions, eliminate multiple discounts or donation programs, and create a more equitable standard for providing discounted fares.
- Wave cards will transition to daily and monthly fare capping. Monthly capping will now cover one calendar month and will reset on the first day of each new month. There will no longer be a 7-day fare cap.
- Wave Cards will no longer go into a negative balance. This will maintain equity among the Wave card categories, ease of use to our riders, ease customer service and operators of the confusing explanation of negative balance, allow for faster boarding times, fewer customer complaints, and shorter times at the customer service window.
Wave hello to a better way to Ride!
Providing riders with a faster, easier and more convenient way to pay for your fare! Pay-as-you-go value makes travel on The Rapid buses easier than before.
Wave Card Types & Fares
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*10-Ride Wave cards do not feature fare capping or auto-load.
GO!Bus and PASS do not utilize The Wave.
Points of Purchase
Transfers were developed to help customers travel conveniently within our system on a single fare. With The Wave card, your transfer timeframe is 105 minutes and begins with your first tap. This means that you have 105 minutes to ride anywhere in the system, even on the same route!
Your first tap will charge a normal fare to your account. Subsequent taps within the 105-minute transfer timeframe will not charge your account.
Transfers are not available when paying a cash fare.
In order to qualify for reduced fare on our fixed-route system, one must be age 65 or older, or have a current qualifying disability. All applicants not in The Rapid database must complete and submit a reduced fare application or visit Rapid Central Station. Learn more >
Replacement & Refund Policy
The Rapid will not replace Wave cards, tickets, transfer cards or change cards that have been damaged due to misuse or altered in any way. Wave cards, tickets