January 21, 2014

L.A. Metro proposes hefty fare hike

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times reported that Los Angeles County transportation officials recommended increasing fares gradually by up to 117% over the next eight years.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff members stated in a report, according to the paper, that a $36-million gap in the transit system’s 2016 operating budget needs to be addressed. The report also stated that if no changes are made to fares and costs, the system will be $225 million in debt in 10 years.

The report recommends that, in addition to raising fares incrementally, the agency change its transfer policy to allow riders to board unlimited buses and trains at no added cost for 90 minutes. For the full story, click here.

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  • Bart Reed[ January 22th, 2014 @ 10:08am ]

    It is a three step hike over seven years. Each step is $ .25. Don't copy the LA Times distortions.

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