OAKLAND -- BART directors will hear from the public Thursday on what fare to charge for a new people mover tram service to the Oakland International Airport.

The board will conduct a hearing on the tram fares as part of its meeting 5 p.m. Thursday at the Kaiser Center 20th Street Mall, 344 20th St., Oakland.

Due to open this fall, the elevated rail system will carry riders from the Oakland Coliseum station 3.2 miles to the airport.

BART officials previously have discussed fare options between $4 and $6 per ride.

Some critics of the $484 million project have suggested the fare should be at least $6 to reduce BART's operating subsidy for the new service, which replaces a shuttle bus system.

Transit directors are scheduled to set the fare at a meeting 9 a.m. June 12.

Contact Denis Cuff at 925-943-8267. Follow him at Twitter.com/deniscuff.



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