BART seeks input on below-inflation fare increase scheduled for January


BART seeks input on below-inflation fare increase scheduled for January

BART has a program of small regular fare increases to generate revenue to help fund the system’s extensive capital needs, with the next increase scheduled for January 1, 2016.  The increase amount is determined by averaging national and local inflation over a two-year period and then subtracting 0.5% to account for BART’s productivity improvements. This calculation results in a 2016 fare increase of 3.4%, with fares rounded to the nearest nickel.  All new revenue from the fare increase goes to BART’s highest priority capital needs including new rail cars, an automated train control system, and an expanded maintenance facility.

We want to ensure that the riding public is aware of our scheduled fare increase program and has the opportunity to provide input on it.  The input you provide will also be considered in BART’s fare planning process.  All comments will be given to the BART Board.  More information and a YouTube webinar can be found and comments can be submitted by taking the online survey on the Title VI Page

Or, you may comment via:

US mail: Office of Civil Rights, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1600, Oakland, CA 94612 ● Fax: (510) 464-7587 ● Phone: (510) 464-6752 ● Email: fares@bart.gov

Send comments by Friday, April 28.