Update: A draft list of service reductions and
proposed fare increases is here.
For Immediate Release
30 August 2018
Public Hearing Notice
Proposed Emergency Service Reductions and Fare Increase
MST will hold public hearings to solicit community input from the public on a draft Emergency Service Reduction Plan which outlines significant cuts to many bus routes throughout the service area. Some or all of these proposed cuts would be necessary if State operating SB 1 transportation dollars discontinue as a result of voter approval of Proposition 6 on November 6, 2018. Fare increases are also proposed as a part of the Emergency Service Reduction Plan. If Proposition 6 is approved by voters, service reductions and fare increases would go into effect on December 15, 2018, pending authorization of the MST Board of Directors at its December 10, 2018 meeting. Public hearing dates are as follows:
Monday, September 17, 2018
Seaside Boys and Girls Club
1332 La Salle Ave., Seaside
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Cesar Chavez Library
615 Williams Rd., Salinas
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Greenfield Civic Center
599 El Camino Real, Greenfield
Monday, October 8, 2018
Board Room, First Floor
19 Upper Ragsdale Dr., Monterey
Interested persons who wish to comment but are unable to attend the public hearings may submit verbal comments by calling toll free 1-888-678-2871. Written comments by letter, fax, or email may be submitted at the address below:
MST Board of Directors
19 Upper Ragsdale Dr., Suite 200
Monterey, CA 93940
Fax to (831) 899-3954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission of written comments is Friday, October 5, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Please visit www.mst.org for more information.
Proposed Changes to MST Services and Fares
The proposed Emergency Service Reduction Plan may affect the following lines: JAZZ A, B, C, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 56, MST On Call Marina, and MST On Call South County.
Additionally, the proposed fare change would increase the one-way fare for local, primary, and regional routes by $.50 each. Other fare media (day passes, monthly passes, etc.) would have similar price increases.
For more information, visit mst.org or call 1-888-MST-BUS1 (1-888-678-2871) toll free. For RealTime bus arrival information, text “Next” and your four-digit bus stop ID (example, “Next 9103”) to 25370, call 1-888-MST-BUS1 with your four-digit bus stop ID, download the free Transit App, or use Google Maps. Follow twitter.com/mst_bus for the latest service alerts.