The Metropolitan Transportation Commission could implement a 20 percent plan to offer fare relief for low-income riders.
"In an effort to make public transportation fares more affordable to the Bay Area’s least affluent residents, four of the region’s largest transit agencies and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are proposing a 20 percent discount to low-income riders," reports Michael Cabanatuan.
Muni, BART, Golden Gate Transit, and Caltrain are considering a fare scheme that would "offer the discounted fares to anyone with an annual income of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level: $24,280 for a single person, $32,920 for a couple or $50,200 for a family of four."
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