Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 8:47 am in Uncategorized.
In another sign of the tough times in public transit, higher fees are proposed for East Bay paratransit vans that carry disabled riders who live in western Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
A public hearing on the proposal to raise the basic fare from $3 to $4 for trips 12 miles or less will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at AC Transit headquarters, 1600 Franklin St., Oakland.
A second public hearing will be held 9 a.m. April 22 at the BART board meeting room, third floor, Kaiser Center 20th Street Mall, 344 20th Street, Oakland.
The paratransit vans are available to blind and other disabled riders in western Alameda and Contra Costa counties who can cannot ride regular AC Transit buses or BART trains.