East Bay travelers heading to San Francisco International Airport on the new BART extension may be pleased with the cost of the trip.
Under the fare-schedule recommended Thursday by BART staff, a one way-fare from Berkeley to the airport would cost $5.50, at the low end of previous cost estimations and far less than the cost of a shuttle or tax.
On top of the base fare, riders who board or exit at the airport would pay an extra $1.50 premium. BART will use the surcharge to pay off $79 million in construction loans. The overall SFO project cost is $1.5 billion.
The BART board is scheduled to vote on the fare recommendations on Aug. 22. Six of the nine board members must approve the proposal for the prices to take effect. The airport stop is scheduled to open in January.
- Compiled from staff and wire reports