Cindy Chew/2005 AP File PhotoStarting Jan. 1 BART fares will increase by either 10 or 15 cents depending on the distance of a trip.

Cindy Chew/2005 AP File PhotoStarting Jan. 1 BART fares will increase by either 10 or 15 cents depending on the distance of a trip.

BART seeks public input on next fare increases

BART is taking public comments on a plan to increase current fares by 3.4 percent next year.

Starting Jan. 1, fares will increase by either 10 or 15 cents depending on the distance of a trip.

For instance, passengers who travel between Berkeley and the MacArthur station in Oakland or from the El Cerrito del Norte station to the 12th Street Oakland City Center station will see a 10-cent hike.

It will cost 15 more cents for longer stretches, including from Hayward to the Embarcadero station in San Francisco, from Lake Merritt in Oakland to Balboa Park in San Franicsco, and between Walnut Creek and Powell Street in San Francisco.

The added revenue, estimated to be $15 million a year, will help pay for high-priority projects in the transit system, including new rail cars, an automated train control system and an expansion of the Hayward Maintenance Complex, BART officials said.

Public comments on the planned increase will be accepted until April 28 and will be submitted to the BART board of directors. Comments can be sent by mail to the BART Office of Civil Rights at 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1600, Oakland, CA 94612.

Comments can also be made by phone at (510) 464-6752, by fax at (510) 464-7587 or by email at fares@bart.gov. And an online survey can also be found at www.bart.gov/guide/titlevi.

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