GCTD Invites Public Input on Proposed Fare Adjustment

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 18, 2024

Oxnard, CA – Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) is considering a fare adjustment for its fixed route and paratransit bus service, as well as for its premium services. The base fares have remained unchanged since 2011. The proposed fare adjustment is designed to maintain the financial sustainability of the transit system while ensuring that the services remain efficient and reliable. GCTD will continue to offer free rides for seniors over 75, college students and youth under 18 years old. More information about the proposed fare adjustment is available here.

As part of its ongoing commitment to transparency and public engagement, the agency has opened a public comment period to seek feedback from riders, stakeholders, and the public. GCTD will host a series of public meetings at the following locations and dates:

  • E.P Foster Library

Address: 651 E. Main St, Ventura, CA 93001

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Topping Room

  • Carpenter Community Center

Address: 550 Park Ave, Port Hueneme, CA 93041

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Classroom C

  • Ventura County Government Center

Address: 800 S. Victoria Ave, Ventura, CA 93009

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Atlantic Conference Room (located on the main plaza of the Hall of Administration)

  • Oxnard Public Library - Main Library

Address: 251 S. A St, Oxnard, CA 93030

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room B

These meetings will provide community members with an opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns regarding the proposed change.

"We understand the significance of public transportation in the lives of our community members, and we are committed to creating a fare structure that balances the needs of our riders with the financial sustainability of our transit system," said Vanessa Rauschenberger, General Manager at Gold Coast Transit District.

Additionally, GCTD is encouraging all members of the public to complete the online survey, or complete the hard-copy surveys available on board the buses. Other ways for public participation include:

All feedback received will be thoroughly considered in the decision-making process.