AC Transit to Consider Service Cuts and Fare Increases

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Tuesday January 27, 2009 - 11:28:00 AM

Two and a half months after local voters passed a $48 million parcel tax increase designed to shore up AC Transit’s financial base, the bus district board is now considering service cuts and fare increases that voters hoped the passage of Measure VV would stave off. 

The AC Transit board has scheduled a special workshop for Wednesday, 10 a.m., at the AC Transit district headquarters at 1600 Franklin St. to consider staff recommendations for a 25 cent fare increase starting July 1 as well as possible reductions in bus line service that a staff memo says could “result in major adjustments to lower-performing lines in the district and will be noticeable by the public and patrons” as early as December of this year.