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February 24, 2014

TriMet may raise paratransit fares

The third and final phased-in LIFT paratransit fare increase will be for five cents, bringing the total cost for a two-hour ticket to $2.50. The LIFT program costs more than $32 million and has grown on average nearly 9% per year.


January 27, 2014

Proposed $1 hike raises ire of Va. paratransit community

A Hampton Roads Transit rate study estimates the overall proposed increases would boost annual revenue by $3.25 million, a 22% increase from last year.


January 21, 2014

L.A. Metro proposes hefty fare hike

Transportation officials recommended increasing fares gradually by up to 117% over the next eight years to address what could potentially be a $225 million debt for the transit system in 10 years.


January 13, 2014

Delaware to delay paratransit fare hike

DART First State paratransit fare increases will take place over a three years instead of two years. The public said in hearings that the fare hikes were too high and happening too quickly, and paratransit providers said that any change this fiscal year would create budget challenges.


October 29, 2013

N.C. agencies seek fare increases

The Raleigh City Council will consider the CAT fare proposal after getting a recommendation from the Raleigh Transit Authority. The Triangle Transit Authority board will decide whether to approve the proposed regional fare increases.


May 28, 2013

L.A. Metro adopts FY 14 budget

The spending plan keeps fares at current levels, however, Metro CEO Art Leahy has urged the board of directors to begin discussing fare restructuring for future years.


May 23, 2013

Expert suggests Capital Metro revamp fare system

Recommendations include some internal, behind-the-scenes changes that would improve the bottom line but not impact riders. Other recommendations would address customer concerns, such as eliminating the complicated zoned-fare structure for MetroRail and providing more equitable discounts for various pass types.


April 4, 2013

NJ Transit: No fare hike planned

The decision was made despite the state accruing more than $2 billion in Superstorm Sandy-related expenses and tapping out its snow removal budget.


April 1, 2013

Utah's new fares among highest in U.S.

Of 169 U.S. transit agencies that participated in a 2012 APTA survey, only five cities will have higher base fares for buses than the Utah Transit Authority's $2.50 fare.


March 14, 2013

SEPTA may raise fares, simplify payment in FY14

Part of planned move to an open fare payment system would eliminated extra-fare zone charges on dozens of transit routes and there would be some consolidation of zones on regional rail.


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