Mar 8 2017

BART Fare Increase Proposed Because of Low Off Peak Use

FY18 Fare Increases on BART Board Agenda Thursday 9 am

The fare increase proposals presented to the BART Board on Thursday, March 9 would reduce discounts for seniors, youth aged five through 12 and people with disabilities from 62.5 percent to 50 percent. Proposed minimum fare would increase from $1.95 to $2.25 in 2018.  In addition, paper tickets would cost more than digital tickets.

Ridership began declining in 2015. In January 2017, weekday trips declined about 4 percent, and weekend trips declined 2 percent over 2016.

The BART Board will hear the staff’s proposed fare changes for the first time during their meeting on Thursday, March 9. The public is invited to attend the 9 am meeting in the Kaiser Mall, 344 20th Street, Oakland, on the third floor.  The “FY18 Possible Fare Modification Options” will be item 5 on the agenda. This is the best opportunity for the public to offer their recommendations and solutions to decreasing ridership before the Board takes a position or becomes committed to a particular approach

Agenda for March 9, 2017 BART Board meeting

More information here.

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