So.CA.TA Special Meeting: New Fare Edition

Southern California Transit Advocates will hold a special meeting on Saturday Feb. 15th at Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles beginning at 1 p.m. Among the items for discussion will be the Metro fare restructuring concepts and any possible comments on them to present at the March 29th public hearing. Members of the public are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion.


The History Thats Led Us to This Weekend’s Special Metro Board Meeting

Photo: biofriendly/Flickr (Everyone knows that Dana is one of the Board members for the Southern California Transit Advocates, right?  Good. – DN) May 24, 2007 the Metro Board held a public hearing to consider what the agency termed euphemistically "fare restructuring". Tumultuous is word that best captures what the six hours of public hearing held in the Metro […]

Reminder: Last Foothill Transit Fare Hike Meeting

Tonight is the last chance to make your voice heard on the Foothill Transit proposed fare hike. The last meeting is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Foothill Transit Administrative Office, 100 S. Vincent Av., 2nd floor, West Covina. You can use Foothill Transit to go to the meeting on the Silver Streak and lines […]

Metro Approves 25 Cent Base Fare Increase To $1.75 In September 2014

Just over four hours into its marathon monthly board meeting, the Metro Board of Directors approved its much debated fare increase. Metro’s base transit fare will increase from $1.50 to $1.75 in September 2014. Weekly and monthly passes, and senior and disabled fares will also undergo similar increases. The fare increase motion passed with twelve […]

Thoughts on Metro’s Fare Restructuring

(I want to be explicit this is solely my own opinion, and in no way endorsed by either Streetsblog or Southern California Transit Advocates – DG But I can’t help notice that So.CA.TA. has a special meeting just to discuss the changes this Saturday. – DN) Metro staff recently released two options for fare restructuring […]

This Week in Livable Streets

Summer’s here – so lots of rides and festivals: the River Ride, Mask Festival, Kidical Mass, and more. On the governmental side of things, there’s Metro’s Board meeting and a special L.A. City Council hearing on sidewalk repair. Tuesday 6/23 – Communities for a Better Environment and Climate Resolve Extreme present, “Heat and Vulnerability in Los […]

Are Free and Low Cost Transfers the Key to Fixing Metro’s Operations Mess?

Photo:CJaneBuy/Flickr Without some shocking turn of events, 48% of Metro passengers (seniors and students are exempted…this time) will see a fare increase this July.  For whatever reason, last Saturday’s "Special Board Meeting" held at Metro’s headquarters was sparely attended.  Perhaps because the hikes were viewed as inevitable, perhaps because the hearing was on a Saturday, […]