New state bill aims to integrate Bay Area transit into one ‘seamless’ system

By Bay City News Service : mvvoice – excerpt

Assemblyman David Chiu proposes unified fares, transfers and maps for Bay Area’s tangle of mass transit systems…

A newly introduced piece of state legislation seeks to integrate the more than two dozen separate and independent Bay Area transit agencies into one “seamless” system.

Assembly Bill 2057 by Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, seeks to eliminate the barriers to ridership created by things like the differences in fare structures between systems, the uncoordinated schedules that can make transferring from one system to another an unreliable exercise in frustration, and the confusing muddle of transit maps that don’t allow passengers to easily plan their trips when using multiple systems… (more)

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