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

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Public Hearing
01/13/2020 9:30 AM
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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.