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Report ID: 19-153   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 6/12/2019 Final action: 6/12/2019
Recommended Action: Consider the adoption of Resolution 19-016 approving amendments to Board Policy 333, including a change in title to Fare Policy Goals and Methodology.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att.1. Resolution 19-016, 3. Att.2. Exh. A to Resolution No. 19-016
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Amendments to Board Policy 333

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider the adoption of Resolution 19-016 approving amendments to Board Policy 333, including a change in title to Fare Policy Goals and Methodology.

Body
BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no budgetary or fiscal impact associated with this policy amendment.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

In early 2018, staff began an analysis of the fare structure and a review of the fare policy goals, with special emphasis on boarding efficiency, dwell-time reduction, and increased Clipper usage. The amended policy is a culmination of many months of deliberative processes and incorporates the goals and methodology on which fares are based. Key changes to the policy are a result of actions taken by the Board to modify the goals, fare structure and the methodology used to establish fares. Some of the key changes are as follows:

* Revises each of the six fare policy goals to include "fare payment methods".
* Adds a goal related to "fiscal responsibility".
* Bases the rate of fare increases on an inflation index for Bay Area cities, using historical inflation data and conservative staff projections for the next five years.
* Increases Clipper incentives to 25 cents for the Adult Single Fare.
* Uses the Clipper fare instead of the cash fare to set 31-Day Pass and monthly pass prices.
* Establishes that the Senior/Disabled Monthly Pass and Youth 31-Day Pass will be 30 times Clipper Single Fare.
* Establishes that the cost of the Cash Day Pass would be two (2) times the single cash fare, plus 50 cents, rounded to the nearest 50 cents; and that the Day Pass using Clipper and Day Pass Accumulator (DPA) will cost two (2) times the single Clipper fare, plus 50 cents, rounded to the nearest 50 cents.
* The 7-Day Pass shall be available through other non-cash means in the future, including as an accumulator pass, as technology ...

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