South San Francisco, CA August 27, 2015 Submitted by Sonny Koya
SamTrans will host four community meetings and a public hearing to gather feedback on potential changes to its fare policy.
The bus agency has not raised fares since 2010, and as result, has proposed several updates to its current fare program.
The first series of proposed fare increases would take place on January 10, 2016, and the second would come on January 20, 2019. Among the proposed changes include a measure to increase the Adult Local Fare to $2.25 on January 20, 2016 and to $2.50 on January 20, 2019. The fare currently stands at $2.
The fare increase package would also increase the Adult Monthly Pass from $64 to $65.50 on January 10, 2016 and to $72 on January 20, 2019.
A full breakdown of the proposed fare changes can be found here.
To gather feedback on the proposals, SamTrans will be hosting the following community meetings:
– Monday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m.
Municipal Services Building, Council Chambers – 33 Arroyo Drive,South San Francisco
– Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m.
East Palo Alto YMCA 550 Bell St., East Palo Alto
– Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m.m
Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica
– Thursday, Sept. 19, 12 p.m.
SamTrans Administrative Office, 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos
A public hearing will be held during the SamTrans Board of Directors Meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2. That meeting takes place in the Second Flood Auditorium of the SamTrans headquarters at 1250 San Carlos Avenue in San Carlos.