If you are one of the many San Mateo residents who use SamTrans as a means of transportation, the agency wants to hear from you.
SamTrans is seeking input from riders about introducing a Day Pass, in addition to other proposed changes to its Codified Tariff, which outlines the fares the bus agency charges and the rules for using specific fare media, SamTrans spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.
The proposed changes would go into effect Jan. 1, 2012.
The Day Pass would allow SamTrans customers to ride all day using just one pass. The pass, which the agency proposes to cost three times the price of a one-way cash fare, would ideally benefit riders who ride more than one bus during the day, Dunn said.
SamTrans does not offer transfers.
Some of the proposed tariff changes include revising language to reflect Clipper® card implementation (such as elimination of paper monthly passes, Muni sticker add on, fee for the card and interagency transfer agreements) and establishing an expiration date for Change cards.
A complete list of proposed changes is available online atwww.samtrans.com/codifiedtariff or by visiting SamTrans headquarters, located at 1250 San Carlos Ave. in San Carlos, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Customers who would like to translate the webpage into another language can access it at www.caltrain.com/fares/samtrans-codifiedtariff.
The agency will host four meetings in San Mateo County to receive input from riders. The meetings will be held:
Monday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m.
Cunha Intermediate School, Multi-use Room
Kelly Avenue & Church Street, Half Moon Bay
Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 4 p.m.
City Council Chambers
2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto
Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m.
1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos
Thursday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m.
City Council Chambers
33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco
The public may also offer comments at a public hearing to be held Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. at SamTrans headquarters or by e-mailing email@example.com, or mailing:
SamTrans, c/o District Secretary
P.O. Box 3006
San Carlos, CA 94070-1306
Riders may also call 1-800-660-4287 or TTY: 650-508-6448 for the hearing impaired.