July 13, 2005

 

 

 

JULY 22 PUBLIC HEARING SET ON

MARIN COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT'S PROPOSAL TO

INCREASE YOUTH DISCOUNT

FROM 25% TO 50% ON LOCAL BUS TRIPS

 

To coordinate with the Marin County Transit District’s (MCTD) proposed action to increase the youth discount for bus travel within Marin County from 25% discount off the adult cash fare to 50%, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) Board of Directors has set a public hearing on Friday, July 22, 2005, at 9 am, in the Board Room, Administration Building, Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza to receive pubic comment.

The District is proposing to concurrently increase the youth discount to 50% or a $1.00 fare for local Marin County rides on its regional bus routes to be consistent with MCTD proposal.

Increasing the youth (6 to 18 years of age) discount for travel within Marin County from 25% to 50% will result in a youth fare of $1 per ride, rather than the current discount youth fare of $1.50.  The price of local Marin youth ticket books (20 tickets) would also be reduced to $1 per ticket or $20 per book from $1.50 per ticket or $30 per book.  

The youth fare for regional travel on GGT buses beyond Marin County would remain unchanged at 25% off the adult cash fare.

Public comments will be received at the public hearing or may be presented in writing to the Secretary of the District, P.O. Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA, 94129-0601, Comments may also be sent by e-mail to publichearing@goldengate.org.  Written comments should be received no later than 4:30 p.m., July 21, 2005.

MCTD sets fares for local buses services within Marin County which are operated by Golden Gate Transit under contract with MCTD. MCTD will hold a public hearing this proposal at 4 p.m. August 2, 2005 at the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.  For more information on the MCTD public hearing, visit: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/PW/main/marintransit/agendas.html