From a press release sent today (no theride.org link yet):
AATA’s proposal includes a two-phase increase to change the current fixed-route adult full fare of $1.00 to $1.25 in May, 2009 and to $1.50 in May, 2010. Current half-fare charges would go from 50 cents to 60 and 75 cents, respectively.
The proposal would eliminate the 25-cent fare on fixed-route service for Seniors and A-Ride customers; however, the fares on paratransit service would increase from $2.00 for an advance reservation trip to $2.50 in 2009 and $3.00 in 2010. Same-day trip fares would increase from $3.00 to $3.50 and $4.00, respectively.
Night Ride and Holiday Ride fares would remain at $5.00, with the fare for Senior and A-Ride cardholders remaining at $2.50.
In addition to 30-day passes, shorter-term passes are being considered at both regular and reduced-fare levels. These may include passes for a smaller number of days, or a specific number of trips.
The proposed fare structure is expected to generate an estimated $314,000 in additional revenue in the first year and $540,000 in the second year.
There are several ways to send your feedback:
Comments and questions about the proposed fare changes are being received by AATA through February 27, 2009 by the following methods:
City of Ypsilanti Council Chambers, One S. Huron St., Ypsilanti
Thursday, February 19, 2009; 4-7 p.m.
Thursday, February 26, 2009; 1-3 p.m.
- Call the AATA Service Change Hotline at 734.677.3934.
- E-mail AATA at firstname.lastname@example.org; put “Fare Changes” in the subject line.
- Fax AATA at 734.973.6338; address the fax to “Fare Changes”.
- Write to “Fare Changes”, AATA, 2700 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
- Attend one of the following public meetings:
Ann Arbor District Library, Multipurpose Room, 343 S. Fifth, Ann Arbor
Tuesday, February 10, 2009; 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday February 17, 2009; 6-8 p.m.
Full release — Fare changes spreadsheet (Scribd)
In other news, the bus track system has been offline for over 6 weeks now.
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