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. Staff released a draft Fare Policy, Program Eligibility, and Low-Income Fare Assistance Proposal for public review and comment to the Board on November 18, 2019. A public hearing was held at the Board's January 13th meeting, and the District invited public comments in person at the hearing and through an online comment form, mail, email and telephone.

Marin Transit staff prepared a detailed Title VI Fare Equity Analysis that confirms that the fare change proposal does not result in a disparate impact on minority riders or a disproportionate burden on low-income riders, based on Marin Transit Title VI Civil Rights Policies on Major Service Changes, Disparate Impact, and Disproportionate Burden.

On Monday, February 3, Marin Transit’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt the staff proposal on changes to Marin Transit fare policies, Marin Access program eligibility, and the Low-Income Fare Assistance program.

The adopted plan includes changes to local bus pass programs, 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.

All changes will be effective July 1, 2020.

2019 Fare Policy Update

Upcoming Meetings & Events

There are currently no upcoming Advisory Committee Events

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. 

Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:00 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. 

Marin Mobility Consortium

Event Date
Start Time
10:00 AM
End Time
12:00 PM
Location
Community Room, Northgate Mall, 5800 Northgate Mall, San Rafael, CA 94903

The purpose of the Marin Mobility Consortium is to plan and take action together as a consortium of agencies and advocated to improve and expand transportation options for Marin's senior, disabled, and low-income residents. 

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. 

Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
1:15 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. 

Paratransit Coordinating Council

Event Date
Start Time
1:00 PM
End Time
3:30 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.

Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
1:15 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 Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
1:15 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. 

CANCELLED - Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
1:00 PM
Location
West Marin Senior Services at Dance Palace - 503 B St., Point Reyes Station

Due to recent guidance from Marin County Health and Human Services about COVID-19, this meeting has been cancelled. 

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. 

CANCELLED - Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:00 AM
End Time
1:15 PM
Location
Margaret Todd Senior Center - 1560 Hill Road, Novato

Due to recent guidance from Marin County Health and Human Services about COVID-19, this meeting has been cancelled. 

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. 

CANCELLED - 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

Due to recent guidance from Marin County Health and Human Services about COVID-19, this meeting has been cancelled. 

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. 

CANCELLED - Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
1:15 PM
Location
San Geronimo Valley Community Center - 6350 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., San Geronimo

Due to recent guidance from Marin County Health and Human Services about COVID-19, this meeting has been cancelled. 

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
1:00 PM
End Time
3:30 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.

CANCELLED - Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
1:15 PM
Location
Mill Valley Community Center - 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

Due to recent guidance from Marin County Health and Human Services about COVID-19, this meeting has been cancelled. 

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. 

CANCELLED - Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
1:15 PM
Location
Pickleweed / Albert J. Boro Community Center - 50 Canal St., San Rafael

Due to recent guidance from Marin County Health and Human Services about COVID-19, this meeting has been cancelled. 

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. 

CANCELLED - Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
1:00 PM
Location
West Marin Senior Services at Dance Palace - 503 B St., Point Reyes Station

Due to recent guidance from Marin County Health and Human Services about COVID-19, this meeting has been cancelled. 

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. 

CANCELLED - Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:00 AM
End Time
1:15 PM
Location
Margaret Todd Senior Center - 1560 Hill Road, Novato

Due to recent guidance from Marin County Health and Human Services about COVID-19, this meeting has been cancelled. 

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. 

CANCELLED - 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

Due to recent guidance from Marin County Health and Human Services about COVID-19, this meeting has been cancelled. 

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
1:00 PM
End Time
3:30 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.

CANCELLED - Marin Access Travel Navigator Satellite Hours

Event Date
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
1:15 PM
Location
San Geronimo Valley Community Center - 6350 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., San Geronimo

Due to recent guidance from Marin County Health and Human Services about COVID-19, this meeting has been cancelled. 

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

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

On Monday, February 3, Marin Transit’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt the staff proposal on changes to Marin Transit fare policies, Marin Access program eligibility, and the Low-Income Fare Assistance program.

The adopted plan includes changes to local bus pass programs, 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.

All changes will be effective July 1, 2020.

To learn more about the policy changes, please visit https://marintransit.org/farepolicy2019.

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.