Fare and Eligibility Policy Proposal

 

As part of the 2020 Short Range Transit Plan update, the District has performed a comprehensive evaluation of fare policies and eligibility standards for Marin Access programs. In September 2019, a draft proposal on fares and fare policies was provided to the Marin County Transit District's Board of Directors. 

The three areas that were evaluated for changes are low-income fare assistance (LIFA) for older adults and those with disabilities, program eligibility for demand response programs, and fare policies. Due to the interrelationships between these policies, staff considered changes to these three areas concurrently.

As part of the 2020 Short Range Transit Plan, Marin Transit presented a formal recommended fare change proposal to the Board on November 18, 2019 and requested for a Public Hearing in Jan, 2020. Marin Transit will continue to outreach to riders who may be impacted by this proposal, and will prepare a Title VI Fare Equity Analysis.

2019 Fare Policy Update

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
10:00 AM
End Time
1:00 PM
Location
Margaret Todd Senior Center - 1560 Hill Road, Novato

Satellite hours are a way for the Travel Navigators to reach Marin County residents in the places they already frequent. At these "office hours," Travel Navigators are available to answer questions about Marin Access and Marin Transit services, help riders begin the application process, and provide referrals to other services or resources. 

Past Meetings & Events

Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:00 AM
End Time
12:15 PM
Location
San Rafael Community Center - 618 B Street, San Rafael

Satellite hours are a way for the Travel Navigators to reach Marin County residents in the places they already frequent. At these "office hours," Travel Navigators are available to answer questions about Marin Access and Marin Transit services, help riders begin the application process, and provide referrals to other services or resources. 

Paratransit Coordinating Council

Event Date
Start Time
1:30 PM
End Time
3:00 PM
Location
Transportation Authority of Marin, 900 Fifth Ave #100, San Rafael CA 94901

The Marin Paratransit Coordinating Council (PCC) is an advisory board that provides feedback on local and regional paratransit service provided by Marin Access. All are welcome.

*Please note our new meeting location at Transportation Authority of Marin. 

Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
2:00 PM
Location
San Geronimo Valley Community Center - 6350 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., San Geronimo

Satellite hours are a way for the Travel Navigators to reach Marin County residents in the places they already frequent. At these "office hours," Travel Navigators are available to answer questions about Marin Access and Marin Transit services, help riders begin the application process, and provide referrals to other services or resources. 

Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:00 AM
End Time
1:00 PM
Location
Pickleweed / Albert J. Boro Community Center - 50 Canal St., San Rafael

Satellite hours are a way for the Travel Navigators to reach Marin County residents in the places they already frequent. At these "office hours," Travel Navigators are available to answer questions about Marin Access and Marin Transit services, help riders begin the application process, and provide referrals to other services or resources. 

Public Hearing

Event Date
Start Time
9:30 AM
End Time
11:30 AM
Location
Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 330, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903

Marin Transit will hold a public hearing on the Draft 2020-29 Short Range Transit Plan and a proposal to change Fare and Eligibility Policies.  At the hearing, the Board of Directors will receive public comment and provide direction to staff, and will consider adopting of the revised Plan and Fare Policies at its February 3, 2020 meeting.  

Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
1:00 PM
Location
Mill Valley Community Center - 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

Satellite hours are a way for the Travel Navigators to reach Marin County residents in the places they already frequent. At these "office hours," Travel Navigators are available to answer questions about Marin Access and Marin Transit services, help riders begin the application process, and provide referrals to other services or resources. 

Marin Access Travel Navigator Navigating Transit Presentation

Event Date
Start Time
11:00 AM
End Time
12:30 PM
Location
Corte Madera Community Center - 498 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera

“Navigating Transit” is a free one-hour presentation and discussion about alternatives to driving for older adults in Marin County. A Marin Transit representative will present extensive information on riding local transit, including trip planning, tips for riding and fare options for older adults. It also includes a discussion of transportation alternatives available to older adults in Marin County including volunteer driver programs and the Marin Catch-A-Ride service.  Finally, information on Marin Access Paratransit is presented in depth for those interested in that program

Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11;00 AM
End Time
1:00 PM
Location
West Marin Senior Services at Dance Palace - 503 B St., Point Reyes Station

Satellite hours are a way for the Travel Navigators to reach Marin County residents in the places they already frequent. At these "office hours," Travel Navigators are available to answer questions about Marin Access and Marin Transit services, help riders begin the application process, and provide referrals to other services or resources. 

News

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Marin Transit will hold a public hearing on the Draft 2020-29 Short Range Transit Plan and a proposal to change Fare and Eligibility Policies. 

The public hearing will be held before the Marin County Transit (Marin Transit) Board of Directors on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., at Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 330, San Rafael, California. The purpose of this hearing is to have public discussion and receive comments from interested parties on the Draft 2020-2029 Short Range Transit Plan and Fare Policy in advance of the potential adoption by the Board of Directors at their February 3, 2020 Meeting. 

Fri, Nov 29, 2019

On Monday, November 18, Marin Transit’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to kick off the public comment period for the proposal on fares and eligibility policies, which will include a public hearing on January 13, 2020.

Marin Transit staff have developed a proposal that includes changes to local bus fares, Catch-A-Ride, Dial-A-Ride, and paratransit fares, the reimbursement rate for STAR & TRIP volunteer driver programs, the Low-Income Fare Assistance program, and eligibility standards for Marin Access programs.

To learn more about the proposal and provide feedback, please visit https://marintransit.org/farepolicy2019.