PROPOSED NEW FARE SYSTEM FOR L.A. COUNTY’S ADA COMPLEMENTARY PARATRANSIT PROVIDER
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Access Services (Access) will hold a public hearing to receive public input and comments on the proposed amendment to the Los Angeles County Coordinated Paratransit Plan related to paratransit fares. A quorum of the Board of Directors of Access may be present. However, no Board action will be taken. The location and time of the public hearing is as follows:
MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Los Angeles County MTA
Main Board Room, 3rd Floor
1 Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90012
Listen-in-feature: (213) 922-6045
Access is proposing a new fare system because fares for ADA paratransit trips may not be more than twice the fare of a similar bus or rail trip. To calculate the Access fare for each trip, the cost of a comparable fixed-route trip would be doubled and then rounded down to the nearest fare level. The proposed fare levels are $0, $0.50, $1, $2, $3, and $4. Fares in Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley and fares for transfer trips will not be changing.
Materials related to the proposed change in fares can be found on Access’ website (www.accessla.org) one week before the hearing. The public may also view and obtain all written information supporting the public hearing at the agency’s offices located at 3449 Santa Anita Avenue, Suite 200, El Monte, California one week before the hearing.
SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN COMMENTS
Access accepts both written and oral comments on the proposed amendment. Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015.
Manager of Planning and Coordination Access Services
P.O. Box 5728
El Monte, CA 91734
At the hearing, there will be no sworn testimony or cross-examination of participants. However, Access and its staff may ask clarifying questions. Participants will be given an opportunity to summarize and supplement their written materials with oral presentations at the hearing if they so desire. To ensure a productive and efficient hearing in which all participants have an opportunity to participate, oral presentations may be time-limited. Participants may not cede their time to another.
Access Services does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Accordingly, Access Services seeks to ensure that individuals with disabilities will have an equal opportunity to participate in the range of Access Services events and programs by providing appropriate auxiliary aids and services to facilitate communication. In determining the type of auxiliary aids and services for communication that will be provided, primary consideration is given to the request of the individual with disabilities. However, the final decision belongs to Access Services. To help ensure availability of those auxiliary aids and services you require, please make every effort to notify Access Services of your request at least three (3) business days (72 hours) prior to the meeting in which you wish to utilize those aids or services. You may do so by contacting (213) 270-6000.
You may direct questions about this notice to Matthew Avancena at (213) 270-6000, Avancena@accessla.org.
Date: June 30, 2015
Clerk of the Board