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.
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.
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.
August 25, 1987 |
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.
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 |
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 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1994 |
A high-tech bus pass soon to arrive in Ventura County will work on any bus in the county, store important rider information and allow passengers to hop aboard without removing the card from their purse or wallet. As part of an experimental bus pass program, Ventura County bus riders will get the chance to try the Smart Card, a credit card-sized pass containing a tiny computer memory chip. The chip is powerful enough to transmit information without being removed from a purse or wallet.
February 14, 1993
The city last week agreed to subsidize a new joint Foothill Transit/RTD bus pass for senior citizens and the handicapped. The passes will cost $7, instead of the current $12 for senior citizens and $8 for the handicapped. The passes will be sold by the Department of Parks and Recreation in El Monte. In other news, the city plans to expand its paramedic service. Six more firefighters will be trained and certified as paramedics, for a total of nine.