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NEWS
June 23, 1988
Elderly and disabled Glendale residents will continue paying $4 a month for city-subsidized RTD bus passes, despite a $3-a-ticket increase imposed by the Southern California Rapid Transit District. At the urging of Councilman John F. Day, council members voted 5 to 0 Tuesday to fully subsidize the increase that will take effect July 1. The city public works department had recommended that Glendale split the increase with elderly and disabled residents who buy the passes.
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NEWS
September 20, 1992
College students who take public transportation to class will be eligible for a bus subsidy program approved by the council on Wednesday. The city will sell low-cost RTD/Foothill Transit passes to residents who provide proof of enrollment in a minimum of 12 units at a college, university or trade school. The bus passes usually cost $25, but the city will sell them for $17.50. The $20,000 cost to the city for providing the program will be furnished through state transportation funding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1997 | DAWN HOBBS
Summer youth passes are now available through Camarillo Area Transit. The passes, which can be used during July and August, provide unlimited rides on the local buses and are good for discounts at Camarillo businesses and recreation centers. "CAT's summer youth pass provides young residents with a safe and reliable way of getting to summer jobs, local pools and recreation centers or the movies," said Tom Fox, city transportation engineer. Passes are sold in one-month increments for $30 a month.
NEWS
October 24, 1985
The Hermosa Beach City Council has voted to begin subsidizing monthly bus passes in late November for high school students, senior citizens and the disabled. The new passes will cost $4--the rate that students, senior citizens and the disabled had been paying before July 1, when the Southern California Rapid Transit District raised monthly bus passes to $12 for students and $7 for the elderly and handicapped.
NEWS
January 21, 1988
Starting next month, Pico Rivera will reduce the cost of RTD monthly bus passes from $4 to $1 for senior citizens and the handicapped. The additional discount followed the City Council's decision last month to increase its transit subsidy received from the half-cent Proposition A tax revenue collected in conjunction with the 6-cent state sales tax. The subsidy has been approved by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and will take effect Feb. 1.
NEWS
September 1, 1988
Beginning Sept. 25, the hours bus passes are sold at Plummer Park will change to 8:30 a.m. to noon on weekdays, from the 25th of each month to the 5th of the following month. Bus passes have been sold at the park for several months as a convenience to elderly and disabled people. Passes are also sold at City Hall on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from the 25th of each month to the 10th of the following month, said Barry Brower, who coordinates the Senior and Disabled Bus Pass Program.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1987 | MARY ANN GALANTE
Daleco Holographics Inc., a subsidiary of Costa Mesa-based American Lightwave Corp., has signed a $348,000, four-year contract to supply holographic bus passes to a Northern California transit district. Under the contract, Daleco will sell the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District more than 1 million of the cardboard bus passes each year. The passes are printed with a holographic image to prevent counterfeit cards.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1987
Daleco Holographics Inc. of Costa Mesa will produce more than 3 million bus passes featuring a laser-generated hologram for the Southern California Rapid Transit District. The newly designed monthly bus pass, called a "flash pass," is intended to make counterfeiting and other forgery more difficult, RTD officials said. The new passes, featuring the three-color stripes of the RTD, an outline of the Los Angeles skyline and the hologram in the lower-right corner, are about to go on sale for April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD
Ventura County Transportation Commission officials hosted a demonstration Thursday of a pilot project that features a digital bus pass. "Ours is a first-in-the-nation project that is a prototype for other systems across the globe," Ginger Gherardi, the commission's executive director, said in a news release. "Countywide, our buses are wired to collect data on how many passengers board and exit, when and at which locations," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1992 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN
The Ventura County Transportation Commission recommended Friday that the county's 10 public transit systems create a new bus pass that can be used on all the lines. Barton-Aschman Associates, a consulting firm hired by the commission, proposed the pass to boost ridership and make it easier to transfer between buses operated by different systems.
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