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Metro Fare Restructuring Proposals

Metro Fare Restructuring Proposals

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Staff report on Metro fare proposal, including two options.
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Los
Angeles
County
Metropolitan
Transportation Authority
Metro
One
ateway
Plaza
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el
Los
Angeles,
CA
gooiz
-2952
metro.net
REGULAR
BOARD
MEETING
JANUARY
3,
2014
SUBJECT:
PUBLIC
HEARING
FOR
FARE
RESTRUCTURING
ACTION:
SCHEDULE
A
PUBLIC
HEARING
DATE
ON
MARCH
9,
2014;
AUTHORIZE
PUBLICATION
OF
LEGAL
NOTICE
RECOMMENDATION
A.
Schedule
a
public
hearing
date
on
Saturday,
March
29,
2014
o receive
public
comment
on
possible fare
restructuring;
and
B.
Authorize
publication
of the
attached
legal
notice
(Attachment
A)ISSUE
Metro
faces
an
operating
deficit
of
36M
n
two
years.
This
eficit
is
projected
to
grow
to
 225M
n
ten
years. Metro s
ull
funding
grant
agreements
are
dependent
on
a
33%
farebox
recovery
ratio;
Metro s current
farebox
recovery
is
26
%.
Metro s fare
policies
are
incompatible
with
current
and
future services.
Metro s current
base
are
is
1.50
and
does
not
include
transfers.
This discourages
riders
without
a
pass
from
transferring
because
they are
required
to
pay
another
ull
fare at
each
boarding.
In
short,
the
system
penalizes
riders
for
transferring.
As
he
transit
network
continues
o
expand,
asier
transfers
will
benefit
riders
and
allow greater
connectivity.
This
proposal helps
to
mitigate
the
upcoming
deficit
as
ell
as
benefit
Metro customers.With
a
are
adjustment,
we
eek
to
ensure
Metro s
ability
to
continue
providing
reliable
service,
as
ell
as
ncentivize riders
to
use
the
system,
and
their
investment
n
it
to
its
fullest
potential.In
compliance
with
federal
public
hearing
requirements
and
Metro
policy,
the
Board
is
required
to
hold
a
public
hearing
and
receive
public
testimony
before
approving
a
modification
to
fares.
In
addition,
the
Board
will
consider the
potential
impacts these
changes
may
ave
on
the
community.
The
attached
proposed
Notice
of
Public
Hearing
notifies
the
public
of
a
hearing
on
March 29, 2014.
The
notice
includes
a
description
of the
changes
under
onsideration.
 
The
approved
notice
will
be
posted
and
distributed
following
the
January
2014
Board
adoption of
his
report.
Additional
outreach
ill
also
be
conducted
at
Metro
Service
Councils
n
March,
as
ell
as
ther
communications
ehicles
to
encourage
public
comment.
The
Board
ill
preside
over
he
public
hearing
and
receive
testimony
rom
the
public
on
these
matters.
A
taff
report
would
then
be
prepared
summarizing
the
findings
of he
public
hearing
along
with
specific
staff
recommendations.
The
eport
would
be
presented
to
the
Board
of
irectors
at
its
regular
meeting
on
May
2,
2014
or
action.
nitial
implementation
of
he
are
adjustments
s
proposed
or
September
,
2014.
DISCUSSION
Staff
is
proposing
two
ptions
for
a
evised
fare
structure
as
presented
in
Attachment
A.
Highlights
of
he
proposed
changes
are
summarized
below.
 
n
Option
1
Attachment
A,
page
),
the
base
are
allows
unlimited
multidirectional
transfers
to
any
Metro
ail
or
bus
ine
within
9
inutes
of
payment
when
using
a
TAP
ard.
 
ption
2
Attachment
A, page 3)
lso
allows
unlimited
multidirectional
transfers
to
any
Metro
ail
or
bus
ine
within
9
inutes
when
using
a
TAP
ard
and
introduces
lower
ares
during
off
-peak
hours
and
higher
fares
during
peak
hours.
Both
options
have been
developed
as a
multi
-year
are
restructuring
program
in
three
phases,
ith
incremental
changes
aking
place
in
FY15,
FY18
and
FY21.
 
Monthly
passes
ill
be
onsolidated
with
EZ
asses
eginning
in
Phase
2,
allowing
passengers
o
connect
efinreen
Metro
and
other
local transit
operators
using
a
ingle
pass. This
onsolidation
also eliminates
additional
fares
for
riders
with
a
Metro
pass
ransferring
to
a
municipal
carrier.
 
Fares
or
Express
bus
ines
will
be
onsolidated
into
one
premium
surcharge.
 
Fares
ill
be
djusted
every
two
years
based
on Consumer
rice
Index
CPI)
beginning
in
FY23
n
order
o
keep
ares
in
line
with
inflation
rates.
Metro proposes
o
realign
fares
with
service
this
year
and
o
conduct
a
more
comprehensive
study
of
ervices
next
ear.
Many
passengers
ransfer
at
least
one
ime
o
reach
their
destination,
but
he
urrentfare
structure
requires
payment
or
each
boarding.
While Metro
ffers
discounted
inter-
agency
ransfers
Metro
o
Muni),
we
o
not
ffer
intra-
agency
ransfers
Metro
oMetro). Metro s current fare
structure
penalizes
transit
-
dependent
iders
for
transferring
although
industry
trends
show
hat
most
ransit
agencies
ffer
free
or discounted
transfers.
The
nability
to transfer
results
in
system
inequities,
because
iders
whose
origin
and
destination
are
not
erved
by
a
ingle
route
pay
more
when
not
sing
a
pass.
Further,
this
model
does
not
encourage
ull
use
of
he
public
investment
n
Metro s
system.
Public
Hearing
or
Fare
estructuring
Page
2
 
In
an
effort
to
encourage
riders
to
use
the
system
to
its
fullest,
staff
proposes
implementation of
a
90
inute
ride with
unlimited
boardings
in
any
irection
on one
base
are.
This
would
allow
the
rider
to
use
the
ntire
transit
network
o provide
the
most
quitable
form
of
ravel.
Under
the
current fare
structure, riders
taking
more
than
bus
or
ail
line
to
their
destination
must pay
the
base
are
a
second
time
o
complete
their
trip
Under
the
new
are
structure,
the
otal
cost
o
the
passengers would
be
ess
because
these
riders
could
complete
heir
trip
on
one
base
are,
as
ong
as
the
inal
transfer
boarding
occurs
within
90
inutes of
nitial
boarding.
Background:
rojected
Operating
Deficit
and
Metro s
Lonq
Range
ransportation
Plan
While
Metro s current
base
are
is
1.50,
the
average
are
per boarding
is
only
70¢
and
dropping.
As
etro
continues
o
expand and
improve
our
ransit
network,
Metro faces
an
operating
deficit
of
36.8M
in
two
years,
which
ill
grow
o
225M
n
ten
years.
Table
1:
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The
Long
Range
ransportation
Plan
(LRTP)
ssumes
a
arebox
recovery
ratio
of
33
%,
while
Metro
is
currently
at
26
%.
urthermore,
Metro s
full
funding
grant
agreements
ith
FTA
re
dependent
on
a
33%
arebox
recovery
ratio
and
the
assurance
hat
Metro
ill
be
able
o
operate
and
sustain
new
ines.
Since
1995,
CPI
has
increased
by
46
%,
hile Metro s
average
ares
have
nly
increased
by
17
%.
ompared
to
Metro s
peer
agencies,
Metro
has
the lowest
base
fare,
fare
per
boarding, load
factor
and
farebox
recovery
ratio
of
major
US
ities
with
comparable
systems.
This
s
an
unsustainable
structural
deficit
that
must be
addressed
Public
Hearing
or
Fare
Restructuring
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