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AC Transit to Hold Community Meetings on Proposed Fare Changes – Public Comment Invited

AC-TransitAC Transit will be hosting several community meetings next week about Proposed Fare Restructuring. A series of community meetings on the proposal will be held and the public is invited to attend and comment. The proposal includes these elements:

• Introducing a local Day Pass & eliminating transfers
• Adjusting pass prices
• Offering discounts on local Clipper fares

Subsequent to the meetings listed, AC Transit is also having a public hearing later in the month, at their general offices. The AC Transit Board of Directors will receive public comments about a plan to restructure AC Transit fares — including the introduction of a new Day Pass, elimination of transfers, adjustment of pass prices, and discounts on Clipper fares. Because this can be an important issue for many of our riders, we want to be sure to offer these community meetings and subsequent hearing.

ACTransit-logoCOMMUNITY MEETINGS *
There will be four meetings in Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond, starting as early as this Saturday. Here are the details:

Oakland
Saturday, 10/12, 10:00-11:30am
AC Transit
1600 Franklin Street
(Cantonese & Mandarin interpreters provided)

Berkeley
Monday, 10/14, 6:00-7:30pm
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue

Oakland
Tuesday, 10/15, 6:00-7:30pm
Cesar Chavez Branch Library
3301 East 12th Street
(Spanish interpreters provided)

Richmond
Wednesday, 10/16, 6:00-7:30pm
Richmond City Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza

*There are two other community meetings, taking place this week in Fremont and Hayward.

PUBLIC HEARING
Wednesday, October 23, 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.
AC Transit General Offices, 1600 Franklin Street, Oakland

All locations are served by two or more AC Transit bus lines. All facilities are wheelchair accessible.

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HERE’S HOW TO COMMENT
Individuals, organizations, and agencies may provide input on the fare proposals by:
• Submitting written comments at a community meeting and/or the public hearing
• Speaking at the public hearing
• Submitting written comments by the close of the hearing, Wednesday, October 23:
–by e-mail to farecomments@actransit.org
–by mail to AC Transit Board of Directors, 1600 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612
–by fax to (510) 891-7157
• Leaving comments in a voicemail message by the close of the hearing, October 23, by calling (510) 891-7201 (English), (510) 891-7291 (Spanish), or (510) 891-7292 (Chinese).

Please visit their website here, to learn more. [Note:] The online information is provided in three languages.

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