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AC Transit Fare Hike Depends on Passage of Prop V-V

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 10/17/2008 - 2:13pm

AC Transit bus

 AC Transit

OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS)  -- Voters in Alameda County must decide whether to double and extend a property tax that feeds money into public transportation.

The AC Transit board of directors believes it can avoid raising discounted fares for students and senior citizens if voters pass Measure VV.

The measure would raise a parcel tax that funds the agency from $48 to $96 a year, and extend its life another 6 years to 2019. It needs a two-thirds majority to pass.

Critics complain the transit agency has already squandered much of the money from the original property tax on expensive diesel-powered buses.

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