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SamTrans Proposed Fare Changes

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The SamTrans Board of Directors authorized a public hearing to take place at its July 10, 2019 Board meeting to discuss potential changes to the agency’s Codified Tariff.

 

The Codified Tariff is a legal document that outlines the specific fares for the bus system. The proposed changes fit into three categories: Saving Riders Money, Modernizing the System, and Enabling Innovation.

 

The first proposed change includes keeping the base fare at $2.25, reducing the cost of a standard day pass to $4.50, making transfers between SamTrans buses free and removing the departure fare type for riders from San Francisco.

 

The modernizing changes seek to end outdated, overly expensive and underutilized aspects of the service. SamTrans is looking to replace metal tokens with paper ones, saving approximately $300,000 a year. The agency also wants to eliminate change cards, group sales and the 50-ticket ride book.

 

The final category is necessary to support the new services the agency is launching. These include modifying the definition of express service to apply to routes that operate a significant portion of their length along freeways. In addition, it will define mictrotransit and taxi voucher service, as well as add a new fare type for express service.

 

In addition to the public hearing, San Mateo County residents wishing to weigh in on the potential changes can attend one of the following public meetings:

 

 

May 29, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
SamTrans, 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos

 

June 4, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, Betty Weber Room

 

June 5, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, Ted Adcock Community Center

 

June 18, 11 a.m. to noon
Virtual Town Hall

 

The public can find more information about the proposed changes at www.samtrans.com/farechanges and submit comments through the online comment form found on that Web page. After the public comment period, the Board will have a final vote on the changes to the Tariff at its August meeting.

 

"Let's Chat, Brisbane"

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THANK YOU to all the community members who attended Community Conversation 2 on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  Click here for the full meeting report from that conversation.

Sixty-five individuals spent a few hours of their Saturday afternoon thinking about our community's shared future, hearing highlights from the March 21st conversation, receiving a presentation from Community Development Director John Swiecki on next steps for the City, developer, and community, and finally, participating in a "gallery walk" where attendees used sticky notes to comment on the topics of community interest for the Baylands and Brisbane's futureClick here to view photos of the gallery walk posters taken after the event; Appendix II of the meeting report includes all of these comments as well.  There was also an opportunity for participants to sign up for topical email lists so that they can stay informed about the areas they care the most about.  These 8 topics were culled from input provided by community members over the years, as well as attendee feedback from the recent March 21st conversation.  Universal Paragon Corporation (UPC), the Baylands developer, will be seeking additional input on the type of features the community would like to see. These engagement sessions will take place over the summer and fall months, with the first workshop taking place on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Mission Blue Center starting with lunch at 1:00pm.
 

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Handouts from the Evening:gallery walk

 

(Scroll down for handouts from the first conversation)




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Conversation #2
May 4, 2019

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This is a different conversation from the first one that took place in late March.  At this second conversation on May 4, you'll:

  • Find out about the steps coming up for the Baylands development and who is responsible for what parts of the process

  • See what the community has said so far and share your ideas on the topics that matter most to you

  • Connect with others and choose how you want to stay involved


conversation2The first community conversation took place on March 21st, where 87 community members participated around round tables at Mission Blue Center. In the participant input forms that were filled out at the conclusion of the event, the majority cited how they had gained new perspectives about other people who live or work in Brisbane, that they learned useful information, that they have a better understanding of our community's shared values and beliefs, and that the format of the meeting worked well for them.   A report covering the first meeting is available by clicking here


ALL are welcome to attend this second community conversation, whether or not you were there for the first one. The meeting will be designed so that new participants will be able to easily join the conversation, while also building on the first and work that has been done in the past.  There will also be time for attendees to select topic areas they’re interested in and care about, talk about the topics they choose, and a way to sign up to stay involved.

Childcare will again be offered through the Parks and Rec Dept. so please register for that in addition to the event if you could use it!  

ALSO, the 2nd Annual 7 Mile House Jazz Fest falls on that same day and Vanessa has graciously offered 4 free tickets to the festival that we'll be raffling off at the end of the meeting. She will also be providing all interested attendees with a free drink ticket for draft beer or any house wine. Entry to the festival is $20 in advance online or $25 at the door. What a steal - grab your tix at: www.7milehouse.com

Please plan on joining us on May 4th! Our community needs your perspective.  And please help us spread the word for both events to people who do not normally attend meetings in Brisbane. 

To start receiving weekly email updates from the City, join the City-wide news email list at: www.tinyurl.com/blast321

 

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Conversation #1
March 21, 2019

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Mission Blue Center was abuzz with engaged voices on the evening of March 21st, where community members gathered around round tables, learning from and listening to one another’s concerns as well as what they love about this special community. If you couldn’t make it that night, don’t worry, there will be a report that will be posted here on this page that we encourage you to read and share once it’s made available. There will also be a second conversation that will build on what was shared at this first one. It will take place once again at Mission Blue Center on Saturday, May 4th, in the late afternoon. Stay tuned for more information. The best way to do that is to sign up for our weekly news blast, sent each Friday afternoon and provides a good summary of what’s happening in town, including upcoming events, public meetings, signboard postings, and a social media spotlight. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up at: tinyurl.com/blast321.
 

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Handouts from the Evening:
 

 

The video that jumpstarted the new community engagement process in January of 2019:
 

 

PG&E Working on Humboldt and Surrounding Area

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pgeBeginning today, April 29th, PG&E is on-site starting the work to replace one of their gas lines on Humboldt; there will also be some related work done on Placer and Sierra Point Rd., as well as a small portion of Kings @ Humboldt. This work is part of PG&E’s extensive Gas Pipeline Replacement Program to improve gas service to its customers. This work is anticipated to last several months.  We understand this process is inconvenient, but we are asking for your patience and understanding as this important work is completed. Should you have any questions, please contact PG&E representative Scott Hart at (415) 517-6199.

 

May 2019 Marina News

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newsletterlogo2019.png Click here to read the May 2019 Marina Newsletter

Thank you, Earth Day Volunteers!

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THANK YOU to all the volunteers that came out on a beautiful Saturday morning on April 27th to celebrate Earth Day with our annual Habitat Restoration event! The crew made great progress pulling French Broom and other invasive plants near the intersections of Monarch and Mission Blue Drives. After a few hours of working hard, volunteers celebrated with lunch, retro tees, and other goodies. Many thanks to our partners at San Bruno Mountain Watch and to our sponsors at South San Francisco Scavenger Company and Recology. Check out a short slideshow from that day and save the date for our next habitat restoration event on June 29!

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