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Report ID: 22-352   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 6/22/2022 Final action: 6/22/2022
Recommended Action: Consider approving the District's participation in Phase I of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Regional Institutional Pass Pilot Program.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Regional Institutional Pass Pilot

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider approving the District's participation in Phase I of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Regional Institutional Pass Pilot Program.
Body

STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Strong Public and Policymaker Support
Initiative - Financial Efficiency and Revenue Maximization

The Regional Institutional Pass Pilot Program is designed to improve the rider experience, grow transit ridership, engage Bay Area institutions in the success of public transit, promote commuter market recovery, and bring new funds to public transit.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

Participation in the Regional Institutional Pass Pilot Program is designed to be revenue neutral in the first phase with an opportunity to bring in additional revenue during the second phase of the pilot.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

Background
In early 2020, the Fare Integration Task Force was formed as a "Special Committee" of the Clipper Executive Board. The work of the task force is focused on making it easier and more affordable for riders to get on board Bay Area transit. The Fare Coordination and Integration Study and Business Case formally launched in May 2020 to propose changes to the Bay Area's transit fare policies as a way to improve the rider experience and grow transit ridership.

On October 22, 2021, the Fare Coordination and Integration Study Business Case recommended piloting an all-agency institutional pass. This study and ensuing work is co-managed by staff from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). On November 15, 2021, the Fare Integration Task Force adopted the Bay Area Transit Fare Policy Vision Statement which endorsed continued work on several policy initiatives. The first of these initiatives is, "Deployment of an all-transit agency institutional/employer pass demonstration pilo...

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