Motion To: WHEREAS the EquiPass, Community Bus Pass and Access Pass are limited to persons on low incomes; and WHEREAS the proposed 2.5% fare increase in the 2019 City Budget would provide hardship for these low-income persons; and WHEREAS these passes are subsidized by Community and Social Services and the revenue associated with the 2.5% increase from the currently unsubsidized portion is $81K; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the fare structure proposed in the Transit Commission 2019 Budget be amended so that the EquiPass, the Community Bus Pass and Access Pass remain at 2018 fare levels and that the Community Bus Passes and EquiPass Program be increased by $81K and that this be paid for from an increase to Investment Income – Page 108 FEDCO Budget.
Absent/RecusedG. Darouze (a)
J. Watson (a)
T. Nussbaum (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2019-03-06 regarding agenda item 2019 DRAFT OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET - TRANSIT COMMISSION.