News Tagged With: fare-increase
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October 28, 2013

Delaware Transit's 'redesign' includes paratransit fare increase, revamp

The paratransit program, which cost $15 million to run in 2000, now costs $50 million — a 233% increase.


September 16, 2013

Sun Van kills increased paratransit fare proposal

The decision was preceded by an hour of heart-wrenching testimony from parents of disabled children, advocates from local nonprofits and low-income senior citizens dependent on the paratransit service.


May 24, 2013

SEPTA to increase fares, defer budget action

Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget of approximately $1.3 billion, an increase of less than 3% compared to FY 2013. Budget is projected to have a $38 million shortfall. Deferred votes on its operating and capital budgets, due to uncertainties in state funding levels.


February 28, 2013

N.Y. MTA fare hikes take place this weekend

The need for additional revenue, which had been assumed in MTA budget forecasts beginning in 2009, was confirmed in July 2012. The MTA announced specific fare and toll increase proposals last October.


February 25, 2013

Ill. agency to propose paratransit fare increase

The proposal would increase the cost per ride from $1.60 to $2, which would increase the price of a five-ride ticket from $8 to $10.


December 21, 2012

Canadian city puts 90-day hold on fare hike for disabled

The city’s fare policy change will require people with mobility devices and the visually impaired, who have a card from the Canadian National Institute of the Blind, to pay full fare on city transit buses. Right now, cardholders can ride them for free.


November 6, 2012

Wash. transit to raise fares

Effective January 1, Everett Transit will increase its fares by 25 cents for most riders. City raised fares to offset rising fuel prices and expects to generate $400,000 to $480,000 in extra revenue next year.


October 25, 2012

Calif.’s OCTA bus riders protest fare hikes

Said that increasing fares would be unreasonable, since they believe buses are poorly maintained and often run late. Officials say the agency needs to raise fares about 25% every four years to help cover operating costs.


June 25, 2012

Pittsburgh Port Authority adopts $333M balanced budget

Down from $370.2 million total expenses in Fiscal Year 2012. Includes a fare increase set for July 1 and a 35% service reduction scheduled for Sept. 2.


March 28, 2012

MBTA unveils plan to increase fares, decrease service

The plan, which will be presented for approval to the board of directors of the MBTA, also includes $61 million in one-time revenues that must be approved by the state Legislature to help close the agency’s $159 million deficit.


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