According to a staff report quoted in today’s A Better Oakland post:
The process of raising fares has been unpredictable, episodic, and anxiety-provoking, especially for the riding public. Each fare increase is decried by some as a surprising imposition, despite the District’s steadily rising costs. The proposed fare policy seeks to create an orderly, transparent, and rational process for regularly scheduled increases that provides stability for both patrons and the District’s budget process.
Tonight, there is a public hearing at AC Transit’s headquarters: 5:00 to 7:00 PM at 1600 Franklin Street in downtown Oakland. Stop by and submit your opinion. If you don’ t have time you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about the planned proposal here.