Public Hearing January 7, 2015 on Bee-Line Bus Fares, Part of the MTA’s Fare Increase

Bee Line Bus Fare IncreaseThe Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, January 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, to seek comment on the adoption of the proposed Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) fare increase for the Bee-Line System.

The MTA Board is currently soliciting public comment on the proposals in the table below with respect to bus fares.  Two proposed fare structures are being considered by the MTA.

 

Fare Type

Current

Proposal 1

Proposal 2

Base Fare

$2.50

$2.75

$2.50

MetroCard Bonus

5% with $5 purchase

11% with $5.50 purchase

None

Effective Fare with MetroCard Bonus

$2.38

$2.48

$2.50

30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard

$112

$116.50

$116.50

7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard

$30

$31

$31

·         Senior Citizen and Disabled Reduced Fares would be slightly less than half of the Base Fare under Proposal #1 and would remain at half of the Base Fare under Proposal #2.

·         There will be no fare changes on the Bee-Line BxM4C (Westchester-Manhattan Express).

Those in attendance at the hearing will be given an opportunity to speak. Persons wishing to provide comments in writing may do so at the hearing, e-mail them to beeline@weschestergov.com or mail them to the Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation, 100 E. 1st St., Mount Vernon, New York 10550. All written comments must be received at the above addresses by the close of business on January 8, 2015.

The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Avenue and is an accessible building. For further information, the public may visit the Bee-Line System website at www.westchestergov.com/beelinebus.

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