Bay Area Transit Agencies to Consider 20 Percent Fare Reduction for Low-Income Riders

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission could implement a 20 percent plan to offer fare relief for low-income riders.
April 17, 2018, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"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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Published on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in San Francisco Chronicle
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