April 22, 2014
As part of city budget cuts, Tulsa Transit is being pushed to raise its fares and slash bus routes. The city is asking the transit system to cut about $1 million from what it has allotted in its budget this year.
February 24, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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