The cost of riding Calabasas' shuttles and trolley could spike if the approves a series of fee hikes Wednesday to keep up with rising costs to run the local transit system.
Maintaining city shuttles, some of which are more than a decade old, is slated to put the city in the red by about $140,000, Public Works Director Robert Yalda said earlier this year.
If approved, the annual transit pass would jump from $50 to $80 and be valid through June 30, 2013. The purchase of a new $50 supplemental transit pass would be required at that point to continue unlimited shuttle and trolley rides during the summer months, said Associate Engineer Ryan Thompson.
The proposed fee increases include doubling single-ticket rides from 50 cents to $1 and Beach Bus rides from $1 to $2 each way, according to a staff report.
The new fees would take effect in September, said Media Operations Deborah Steller.
The prices changes are estimated to generated about $20,000 for the city, while Measure R funds will also be used to close the gap of operating the transit system, she said.
Steller said city staff is also investigating the option of reducing transit service hours to save additional funds.