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Posted on: September 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] AC Transit is Seeking Public Input on Changes to the EasyPass Pricing Proposal

AC Transit EasyPass Pricing Proposal
Public Hearing

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6:00 p.m.
AC Transit General Offices, 2nd Floor Board Room
1600 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612

The meeting site is wheelchair accessible.  Spanish and Chinese interpreters will be available at the Public Hearing. Upon request, AC Transit will supply a sign language interpreter or an interpreter for languages other than those above. Please contact the District Secretary’s Office at (510) 891-7201 by Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to make arrangements for interpreters.

About the Program

The AC Transit EasyPass program offers a discounted annual pass to employers, residential communities, and two-and-four-year colleges/universities. As current EasyPass pricing will expire in 2020, AC Transit staff developed a pricing proposal with the following components:

  1. Use the current pricing matrices as the basis for the proposed pricing changes.
  2. Establish a pricing schedule through June 30, 2029 with modest increases on July 1, 2020, July 1, 2023, and July 1, 2026.
  3. Include a $1 card management fee to cover a portion of card production expenses.
  4. Present two different pricing scenarios with the rate of increase based on the historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the San Francisco Area:
    • Scenario 1 proposes implementing a 2.73% rate of increase based on the historical average of CPI-U over the 2010–2019 period.
    • Scenario 2 proposes implementing a 3.53% rate of increase based on the historical average of CPI-U over the 2017–2019 period.

A decision on the proposal is scheduled to occur at the AC Transit Board of Directors meeting on September 25, 2019. If approved, the new pricing will take effect on July 1, 2020.  For more information about the EasyPass program and complete details on the proposed changes, please visit their website.

How to Comment

You can provide input by attending the Public Hearing or by submitting comments by letter, fax, email, or voicemail no later than close of the Public Hearing on September 11, 2019.

Please send or address your comments to:

AC Transit Board of Directors
1600 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: English (510) 891-7201; Spanish (510) 891-7291; Chinese (510) 891-7292
TDD: Call 711 and specify (510) 891-4700 Fax: (510) 891-7157

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