"ANALYSIS OF PRESENT FARE STRUCTURES - TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM 51" (PRELIMINARY REPORT)

THE PRESENT FARE PLAN OF AC TRANSIT IS A ZONE ARRANGEMENT EXTENDING NORTH AND SOUTH FROM THE CENTRAL ZONE, THE CORE OF WHICH IS DOWNTOWN OAKLAND. THERE IS ONE ZONE TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTRAL ZONE AND THERE ARE THREE ADDITIONAL ZONES TO THE SOUTH. ZONE OVERLAPS, PERMITTING A SINGLE-FARE RIDE IN PORTIONS OF ADJACENT ZONES, APPLY BETWEEN THE SECOND AND THIRD, AND BETWEEN THIRD AND FOURTH ZONES TO THE SOUTH. AN ADDITIONAL OVERLAP EXISTS BETWEEN THE CENTRAL ZONE AND THE ADDED ZONE TO THE NORTH. THE BASIC FARE ON LOCAL LINES IS 25found CASH OR A REDUCED FARE OF 20found, SOLD AT FIVE TOKENS FOR ONE DOLLAR. THE ADDITIONAL ZONE INCREMENT IS 10found, EXCEPT FOR RIDES TO AND FROM THE THIRD ZONE SOUTH WHERE THE ADDITIONAL FARE IS $.05. A CHARGE OF $.13 PER PERSON IS MADE FOR OVERRIDING ZONE LIMITS. A CHILDREN'S FARE OF 15found IS SYSTEMWIDE. IT IS UNLIMITED AS TO APPLICATION EXCEPT THAT STUDENTS AGED 17 AND UNDER 18 ARE RESTRICTED TO WEEKDAY RIDING AT THE 15found RATE. IN ADDITION, THERE ARE SEVERAL SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF FARES, INCLUDING 20found AND 25found "GOLDEN GATE SPECIALS", APPLICABLE TO RIDERS BETWEEN BERKELEY AND GOLDEN GATE FIELDS. THE PRESENT FARES ON MUNI HAVE BEEN IN EFFECT SINCE 1962. THE BASIC $.15 FARE IS UNIVERSAL, THERE ARE NO ZONES. THE SCHOOL TICKETS ARE SOLD AT 10 FOR $.50, IN FORM OF A PUNCH TICKET. TWO SHOPPERS' SHUTTLE ROUTES ARE OPERATED AT A 5found FARE, GOOD FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M., WITHOUT TRANSFER PRIVILEGES. THE SUNDAY AND HOLIDAY PASS IS SOLD FOR $.50 AND IS GOOD FOR UNLIMITED RIDING. A SPECIAL FARE APPLIES FOR SERVICE TO BASEBALL GAMES. A PASSENGER PRESENTING A VALID TRANSFER CAN RIDE THE BASEBALL SPECIAL FOR $.15. AN ORIGIN-DESTINATION STUDY CONDUCTED BY THE AUTHORS REVEALS THAT: (1) 58.5% OF ALL ADULT JOURNEYS ON THE AC TRANSIT SYSTEM ARE SINGLE-ZONE TRIPS, (2) OVER HALF (53.3%) OF AC ADULT PASSENGERS RIDE ENTIRELY WITHIN THE CENTRAL ON THE EAST BAY, (3) FOUR OUT OF FIVE EAST BAY TRIPS ARE SINGLE-ZONE JOURNEYS, AND (4) LESS THAN 4,000 MULTI-ZONE TRIPS ON THE EAST BAY ARE MADE DAILY TO ZONES OTHER THAN THE CENTRAL ZONE. OVERWHELMINGLY, THESE ARE TWO-ZONE RIDES. THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 1,100 THREE-ZONE TRIPS DAILY, AND APPROXIMATELY 150 FOUR-ZONE RIDES. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO CAL-MTD-5
  • Corporate Authors:

    SIMPSON & CURTIN

    PHILADELPHIA, PA  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1966-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201052
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 9 1972 12:00AM