Tracer offers free rides
by TP staff
Apr 01, 2010 | 1948 views | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
All this month, local residents can ride the Tracer for free.  Press file photo
All this month, local residents can ride the Tracer for free. Press file photo
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The city’s crosstown bus service is free to all Tracy residents this month.

The Tracer bus system will travel five fixed routes around town from 7:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

The routes span from West Valley Mall on the west side of town to the Prime Outlets on the east and Monticello Elementary School on Cambridge Place to the south.

The City Council last month voted to increase fares this summer by a quarter, to $1.25 for adults and $1 for students one way.

One-way tickets will remain 50 cents for seniors.

Every month, about 7,000 people ride the bus. This month, the city expects 10,000 riders.

Bus rides are free in April and December every year since 2002.

All buses are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks, Jayne Pramod, the city’s transportation coordinator, said.

For information: www.ridetracer.com or 831-4287.

• Contact a Tracy Press reporter or editor at 835-3030 or tpnews@tracypress.com.

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MY2PENNIES
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April 02, 2010
It’s about time We see a meaningful gesture. Now how about servicing this community on the WEEKENDS AS WELL (head scratching)??? IMO - It is horrible that this community doesn’t have a transportation service that accommodates this. And I’m not speaking about their Paratransit bus. Any thoughts "Leaders" of Tracy ? 2Cents: Start thinking outside the box Tracy. Geez. Happy Easter ;)
mnwild
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April 01, 2010
Call me crazy, but isn't this one "freebie" that could've been eliminated in these times of "fiscal constraint"? It certainly won't make up the $9 million Leon and his "minions" say they must find, and it certainly isn't close to the $800k the new "fear tax" is slated to bring in, but it is still income! And just because it's been done since 2002 doesn't mean is must continue being done. Yet another "thinking outside the box" situation missed by City staff.


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