Caltrain will hold a public hearing Thursday, Nov. 5, to discuss proposals to increase its fares by 50 cents each way and parking fees by 50 cents per day. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. at the Caltrain Administrative Office at 1250 San Carlos Ave. in San Carlos.
The Caltrain board is expected to vote on the motion in December, an online notice from Caltrain said. If it passes, the proposed fare hikes would take effect Feb. 28, 2016. Parking permit fees would increase July 1, 2016.
The 50-cent increase in fares each way means that round-trip tickets would rise by $1. For example, a round-trip from Menlo Park to San Francisco would increase to $15.50 from $14.50.
Discounted ticket programs, such as a day passes, eight-ride tickets, monthly passes and the reloadable Clipper card rates would increase accordingly.
Parking fees would increase to $5.50 from $5 per day and monthly parking passes to $55 from $50.
Click here to see a chart with the proposed fares.
To submit a comment before the meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-800-660-4287, or write: Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, JPB Secretary, P.O. Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 94070.