Feedback needed! Triangle Transit and CAT propose fare increase.

proposed fare increase blogIn April 2005, the average price for a gallon of gas in NC was $2.14. Today gas will set you back about $3.25/gallon, but $2, just as it did 8 years ago, will still buy you a ride on one of Triangle Transit’s buses. That might change beginning in 2014.

Triangle Transit, the regional transit provider, and CAT, the City of Raleigh’s public transit system, are proposing increasing fares by a quarter in 2014 and by fifty cents in 2015. Seniors who are 65 and older and youth under age 12 currently ride CAT and Triangle Transit for free, but with the proposed fare increase, those folks would pay 50%.

Staff will be available to talk about these proposed increases at public workshops in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham:

 

Date

Time

Meeting Location

Location Details

 11/6

 3:30-7:30 pm

 Durham Station

 515 W. Pettigrew St, Durham
 (Plan your trip!)

 11/12

 4:00-7:00 pm

 Green Road Community Center

 4201 Green Rd, Raleigh
 (Plan your trip!)

 11/14

 3:30-7:00 pm

 One Exchange Plaza

 Next to Moore Square Transit  Station, Raleigh
 (Plan your trip!)

 11/18

 4:00-7:00 pm

 Chapel Hill Public Library

 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill
 (Plan your trip!)

 11/20

 3:30-6:30 pm

 Woodcroft Club

 1203 Woodcroft Parkway, Durham
 (Plan your trip!)

 

Information is available online for those not able to attend a meeting. Please visit http://www.gotriangle.org/fareincrease to view handouts and to complete the survey.

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