Fares on the bus go up and up
COTA board to consider raising rates by as much as 26 percent in 2010
Monday, October 19, 2009 3:05 AM
By Dean Narciso
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
us riders will need more change for the coin box in January if a plan to increase fares as much as 26 percent is approved by the Central Ohio Transit Authority.
The proposed jump would take effect on Jan. 1, pending approval by the COTA board as early as its Nov. 17 meeting, said Marty Stutz, authority spokesman.
Riders would see local, one-way fares jump from $1.50 to $1.75, or 17 percent, and express fares rise from $2 to $2.50, or 25 percent. Monthly express fares would increase the most, from $62 to $78, or 26 percent.
Riders 6 to 12 years old would get the smallest increase, from 75 cents to 85 cents, or 13 percent.
The increases would raise $2.1 million a year, Stutz said.
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