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.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
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.
Past Meetings & Events
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.