LOS ANGELES –Metrolink will conduct two public meetings, one in downtown Los Angeles and one in Rancho Cucamonga, regarding a proposal for a permanent 25 percent fare discount on the San Bernardino Line.
The first meeting will be Thursday at the Metro Headquarters building, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles 90012. An English language presentation begins at 6 p.m. with a Spanish language presentation starting at 6:30 p.m.
The second meeting is Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center, 11200 Base Line Rd., Rancho Cucamonga, 91701. An English language presentation begins at 6 p.m. with a Spanish language presentation starting at 6:30 p.m.
The presentations are being live-streamed on Facebook at 6 p.m. on the day of each meeting at Facebook.com/Metrolink.
On May 15, the Metrolink Board of Directors approved a motion for a promotional 25 percent discount starting July 1 on all San Bernardino Line fares to boost ridership. The effort was led by Metrolink Board Director and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis with support from 2nd Vice-Chair and Glendale Councilmember Ara Najarian, as well as Directors Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Krekorian. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) boards are funding the promotional discount.
Following the promotional fare reduction, the San Bernardino Line saw an eight percent increase in August compared to the previous year, with more than 245,000 boardings.
The public workshops will discuss making the current promotional 25 percent discount permanent.
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