Port Authority's Board voted today to approve route and fare changes under the Transit Development Plan (TDP), an intiative that aims to provide improved levels of service to the vast majority of riders.
Details on the route changes are available on our Web site, including a PowerPoint overview of the project, a detailed look at route-by-route changes and information about tweaks we made to the plan in response to public comments and union input.
The $2 base fare in Zone 1 will not change, and we have scaled back our initial proposal for Zone 2 to $2.75 -- previous TDP documents had set the fare at $3. This change was made in response to numerous comments from Zone 2 riders during the recent public comment period. Further details on fare changes are also available online.
The fare change takes effect on January 1, 2010.
Route hanges will be implemented in phases, targeting one area at a time, with the first round of changes set to take effect in the spring of 2010. We'll be working to make riders and the public aware of changes well in advance of their implementation.