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March 23, 2012 > BART Community Meeting

BART Community Meeting

Submitted By Luna Salaver

The public is invited to join BART as it seeks input on three critical issues. BART officials will host a community meeting on Monday, March 26 at the Fremont Main Library. BART seeks the public's opinion on:

Proposed Fare Increase - Small, regular fare increases have been key to keeping BART's service safe and reliable. For the next fiscal year, BART is planning a small fare increase effective July 2012 in order to raise approximately $5 million. Your input is needed on possible alternative fare change options that could generate that amount and on a long-term extension of BART's current inflation based fare increase program.

ClipperSM Card Distribution for Senior and Youth - BART is part of "Clipper," the regional fare payment and youth can get their discounted fare automatically by using the discounted Clipper card. BART wants to insure that eligible BART customers can readily obtain discounted cards in their communities. Your input is necessary to determine the adequacy of existing locations to obtain Clipper cards and to comment on what would be adequate for you and your community.

Draft Environmental Justice Policy - Your input is needed on BART's draft Environmental Justice Policy. The proposed Environmental Justice Policy includes three primary components:
1) integrating environmental justice principles into BART's transportation planning;
2) evaluating impacts on minority and low-income populations; and
3) enhancing public involvement activities to identify and address the needs of minority and low-income populations in making transportation decisions.

The Fremont meeting is one of 10 community meetings BART is hosting in March. Visit bart.gov for more information. If you are unable to attend one of the community meetings, you may still provide feedback by completing an online survey at www.bart.gov/survey. Folks who do not have internet access may call toll-free 1-888-579-5911 to take a phone survey.


BART community meeting
Monday, Mar 26
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room B
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 441-2278
www.bart.gov

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