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2020 Proposed Modifications

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Thousand Oaks Transit is committed to providing quality transportation service to enhance the quality of life in the Thousand Oaks community. The last fare increase happened in 2011. Over the last eight years, service operation costs have increased by 50%. To provide better overall service, better align our services with demand, and meet the requirements to receive the necessary funding to support ongoing operations -- the following fare, schedule, and policy modifications are being proposed for Thousand Oak Transit services. Voting on these modification(s) will take place at the Public Hearing before the City Council on October 22nd at 6:00 PM at City Hall, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

We want to hear your comments about the proposed modifications before voting takes place at the October 22nd City Council meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING

We encourage you to participate in the Public Hearing before the City Council on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 PM at City Hall, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

PROPOSED FARE MODIFICATIONS:

Bus Fares

  • $2.00 Regular Fare (currently $1.50) 
  • $0.50 Senior/Disabled/Medicare Fare (currently $0.75)
  • Elimination of free Senior/Disabled/Medicare Fares
  • Elimination of day passes (currently a $4.00 pass with extremely low usage)
  • Unlimited time-of-use student passes (currently limited by time of use)
  • New summer youth pass

Dial-A-Ride

  • $4.00 Local Dial-A-Ride Fare (currently $3.00)
  • $6.00 Inter-city Dial-A-Ride Fare, subject to the approval of participating agencies (currently $5)
  • Elimination of on-demand convenience fees

Proposed Fare Modifications Summary Chart

Current Fares Proposed Fares
Regular $1.50 $2.00
Senior/Disabled/Medicare $0.75 $0.50
DAR Cardholder Free Discontinued
ADA Cardholder Free Discontinued
Transfer Free Free
Child 5 and under Free Free
10 ride pass - regular $12.00 $16.00
10 ride pass - S/D/M $6.00 $4.00
1 day pass - Regular $4.00 Discontinued
1 day pass - S/D/M $2.00 Discontinued
7 day pass - Regular $12.00 $16.00
7 day pass - S/D/M $6.00 $4.00
31 day pass - Regular $42.00 $56.00
31 day pass - S/D/M $21.00 $14.00
31 day pass - Student (1-12)* $21.00 $28.00
*6-9a & 1-4p *Unrestricted

PROPOSED BUS SERVICE MODIFICATIONS:

Service Hours

  • Weekdays 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM (currently 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
  • Weekends 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM (currently 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)

Bus Stops

  • Elimination of up to 28 bus stops (to be determined based on demand)
  • Addition of bus stops at select locations (to be determined)

Routes

  • Most routes will be bi-directional to increase the frequency of service to popular destinations like the Transportation Center, Oaks Mall, and CLU.

Potential Bus Stop Closure List

Gold Route 1
Wendy Dr. at Donald Ave.
Old Conejo Rd. at Jenny Dr.
Newbury Road East of Kelley Rd.
Green Route 2
Lynn Rd. at Gainsborough Rd.
Olsen Rd. at Moorpark Rd.
Pederson Rd. at Calle Almendro
Erbes Rd. at Pedersen Rd
Avenida de las Flores at Bamboo Ct.
Purple Route 2B
Wilbur Rd. at Hillcrest Dr.
Erbes Rd. and La Granada Dr.
Avenida de las Flores at Moss Ct.
Olsen Rd. at Wildwood Ave.
Lynn Rd. at Camino Manzanas
Gainsborough Rd. at Tuolumne Ave.
Red Route 3
Thousand Oaks Blvd. at Zuniga Ridge
Thousand Oaks Blvd. at Auto Mall Dr.
Hillcrest Dr. at Duisenberg Dr.
Hillcrest Dr. at Erbes Rd.
Hillcrest Dr. at Houston Dr.
Hillcrest Dr. at Marin St.
Blue Route 4
Thousand Oaks Blvd. at Hodencamp Rd.
Wilbur Rd. at Hillcrest Dr.
Hillcrest Dr. at Boardwalk Ave.
Hillcrest Dr. at Houston Dr.
Hillcrest Dr. at Duesenberg Dr.
Hillcrest Dr. at Westlake Blvd.
Via Merida East of Lakeview Canyon
Thousand Oaks Blvd. at Duesenberg Dr.

2020 Bus Route Changes per Route:

PROPOSED POLICY MODIFICATIONS:

  • Dial-A-Ride
    • Elimination of on-demand services for Dial-A-Ride on weekdays replaced by a “first-available basis” Reservations required for Dial-A-Ride on weekends, minimum 2-hour advance notice.
    • Elimination of requirement to obtain an identification pass before using the service.
    • Reservation system with service standards the same as a reserved ride (pick-up within 30 minutes of agreed time).

For more information, download this PDF about the Proposed Transit Service Modifications.

Comments can be submitted via the following methods:

  • Online survey
  • Encuesta en Español
  • Email: transit@toaks.org
  • Phone: 805-449-2493
  • Mail:
    Transit Modifications, c/o Thousand Oaks Transit
    2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

All comments received by September 15, 2019 will be included in report to City Council.