BART proposes 5.2 percent fare increase

That would raise the average fare by 18 cents from $3.44 to $3.62 per ride. BART officials say the increase is necessary to stay on track with inflation.

The plan would also slightly increase fares in 2016, 2018 and 2020 -- and include an increase to fees at some of the busiest BART parking lots.

BART's board will discuss the proposal Thursday during a public hearing in Oakland.

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