Caltrain fares could be going up for passengers who use cash to pay for their travel.
One-way cash fares, which can be purchased at ticket vending machines at Caltrain stations, could increase by 25 cents for each of the rail operator’s six zones, under a proposal being backed by the agency. Read More
It certainly looks as if the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Muni are eager to step on the gas for big increases in fares and fees. But they stubbornly resist easing up on the brakes when it comes to stopping the waste of millions of our public dollars in the following categories:
Before July 1, 2009, Muni’s monthly Fast Pass cost $45, and that plan included service on BART within city limits.Next summer, that same pass, now in the form of the multiagency Clipper card, will cost $74 — amounting to a 64 percent increase in the fare over a three-year period. Read More
Caltrain fares will increase by 25 cents later this week, marking the sixth time in the last six years that the agency has hiked transit rates.Starting July 1, base fares for Caltrain passengers will go up by a quarter, increasing the cost of a round-trip ticket from Zone 1 in San Francisco to Zone 2 in San Mateo from $9 to $9.50. Read More
Fares on Golden Gate Transit’s bus and ferry fleet are likely to increase annually for the next five years, continuing a 13-year trend of rising costs for riders on the public transportation system.
On Thursday, a committee of the Golden Gate Bridge District recommended the five-year fare program, which will begin in July and raise $2.6 million for the cash-strapped agency. The full board of directors is expected to give final authorization of the plan today. Read More
Caltrain will hold public hearings today on proposals that could reduce service on the debt-ridden transit system to unprecedented low levels.
Faced with a $30 million budget shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year, Caltrain is considering reducing weekday trains from 86 to 48, and eliminating service altogether on the weekends. Trains would only run during the peak commute times of the workweek. Read More
Facing a $30 million budget deficit, Caltrain is poised to declare a fiscal emergency Thursday in a procedural move that could portend more fare increases and service reductions for the troubled transit agency.By declaring a fiscal emergency, Caltrain’s board of directors could authorize plans for service reductions or fare increases without conducting a full environmental review. Read More
Faced with the dubious choice between fare increases and service reductions, Caltrain passengers have indicated their willingness to pay extra if it means keeping more trains on the tracks.
In June, the regional transit agency approved a budget with a $2.3 million deficit, under the auspices that the shortfall would be made up with some combination of fare increases and service reductions. Read More
Paying for taxi fares with credit cards would become universal in The City under a new rule being considered by the agency that oversees cabs. Read More
A 25-cent “surcharge” for all commuter rides between San Francisco and the East Bay, a 2 percent increase to fares, more expensive parking rates and cuts to service are part of a new series of proposals being considered by BART to cover a $25.2 million midyear deficit. Read More