Saturday, June 6, 2009

Compare 24 West Coast Transit agencies changes due to the recession

-Everett Transit, Proposed Fare increase from $.50 to $.75 Base Fare and Passes from $18 to 27, No Service Cuts, Agency does not issue transfers.
-King County Metro, Raised Fares from $1.50 to $1.75 Passes from $54 to $63, No Service cuts, furlough days = 11.
-Kitsap Transit, No Changes.
-Community Transit, No Fare Increases, No service reductions, Adding BRT.
-Pierce Transit (Tacoma), Fare increased from $1.50 to 1.75, Passes $54 to $63, No Service Cuts.
-Sound Transit, No Fare increase, Adding Service.
-Olympia Transit, No Fare Increase, Decrease service for 1 route.
-C-Tran (Vancouver), No Changes
-Cherriots (Salem), No Changes, Proposing over haul, added 4 operator positions.
-LTD (Eugene), No Fare Increases, 1 route eliminated
-Medford, No Changes
-Sacramento RTD, No Fare Increase, Reduce service on 36 lines plus Light Rail, no lines cut.
-AC Transit (Oakland), Fare increase from $1.75 to $2.00, PAsses $70 to $80, No Service Cuts.
-SF Muni, Fare Increased $1.50 to $2.00, Passes $45 to $55 ($65 1/1/10), Some Service cuts, 6 Lines Cut, service reductions on a handful, however some service improvements are being made to fill some of the cut lines space, or due to demand.
-BART, Fare Increase, $1.50 to 1.75, SFO Trips $1.50 to $4.00 (SFO to Powell $5.35 to 8.10), Some reduction in service planned.
-VTA (San Jose), Fare increased proposed 1/1/10 1.75 to 2.00, Passes $61 to 69, No Service Cuts, agency does not issue transfers.
-SamTrans (San Mateo) No Changes.
-CalTrain, Fare increase $.25, reduced Midday service.
-Stockton, No Fare increases, Cutting all service on holidays.
-Los Angeles MTA, No Changes, improving service, agency does not issue transfers.
-Orange County (OCTA), No Fare Increase, Reduce Service on 24 lines, no lines cut, agency does not issue transfers.
-Metrolink Commuter Rail, 3% Fare Increase, No Service Cuts.
-San Diego MTS & NCTD, Raise Pass prices only from $38 to $72, Reduce Service on 24 routes, Consolidate 2 routes, reduce late night trolley service, agency does not issue transfers.
-Riverside RTA, Raise Fares $1.25 to $1.50, Passes $43 to $50, cut 6 lines, add 2 new commuter express lines.
-TriMet, No Fare Increase, Reduce Service on 25 lines, Cut 4 lines, Reduce Service on Light Rail.

No YOU can be the judge of how TriMet is doing against all others, we seem to hold one of the biggest service cuts, but fares are steady. The other agency with a huge fare increase and service cuts is BART, and they have the same management problems.

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