Apr 29 2013

AC Transit Cancels Plans to Increase Fares

Ridership is up along with fare revenues – Board decides to study reducing fares –

In a reversal of a proposed  15-cent hike in AC Transit local fares, the AC Transit Board has decided to maintain the current $2.10 fare.

The Board also directed a study be made on reducing the fare to $2.00 per ride, eliminating transfers, and replacing them with day and week passes.

Board discussion included the possibility of increasing Transbay service in response to BART higher fares and crowded trains. A public hearing will be held before any changes are adopted.

AC Transit has struggled for decades with balancing service needs with limited revenue.  Recently, however, ridership has increased resulting in higher revenues to support operations.  The increase in ridership has been attributed to an improved economy.

Comments may be sent to Piedmont’s elected representative on the AC Transit Board of Directors, Greg Harper at:

Email: gharper@actransit.org
Telephone: (510) 891-7145
Fax: (510) 891-4705

More information on AC Transit:

Fares and Passes: http://www.actransit.org/rider-info/fares-tickets-passes/

KTVU reporthttp://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/ac-transit-considers-lowering-fares-increase-rider/nWtDP/

Description of AC Transithttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Transit 

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