Utah Transit to raise fares again

Posted on August 1, 2008

The high cost of diesel fuel has caused the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to raise fares on its buses and trains for the second time in three months.

The two-hour tab for buses and TRAX light rail increased 25 cents, to $2, on July 1, but will now jump to $2.25 on Oct. 1. Meanwhile, a monthly bus or TRAX pass will go up $8, to $74.50 and monthly FrontRunner cards will rise $15, to $175. A specially scheduled paratransit ride for disabled customers will jump to $2.75, from $2.50.

The first surcharge, begun in July by UTA, was due to the $3 a gallon cost of fuel. This new surcharge is a result of fuel prices remaining over $4 a gallon for more than a quarter. If the per gallon fuel costs go below $4, the second surcharge will be removed in January, however, if the cost of fuel per gallon hits $5 a third surcharge will be added, according to UTA officials.

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