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AC Transit board holds meeting in Richmond Wednesday to provide easier access to West Contra Costans

By dcuff
Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 11:35 am in AC Transit, Fare systems.

If you’re a West Contra Costa resident with something on your mind to tell  the AC Transit Board, Wednesday is your opportunity. The bus system board that usually meets in downtown Oakland will meet 5 p.m. Wednesday (March 23) at the Richmond City Council chambers, Community Services Building, 440 Civic Plaza. The board usually holds one meeting a year in West Contra County to make it easier for people from that area to attend.

The Alameda Contra Costa Transit District board will discuss a proposal to close the district’s Richmond bus yard, goals for the district’s short term transit plan, and public transit projects for the Bay Area Regional Transportation plan, a blueprint for spending priorities. To view the agenda and staff reports, click here.

Members of the public can speak on agenda items as they come up, or make two-minute statements on any other issue affecting  AC Transit during the public comment period in the early portion of the meeting. 

AC Transit cut service twice last year, and yet the district still projects it will have a $21 million budget deficit at the end of the 2011-2012 fiscal year.  The board later this year will consider a proposal to raise its basic fare from $2 to $2.10 a fare, and raise the youth bus fare from $15 to $20 a month.  


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