Fare Increase Proposal 2014
Transit agencies in our region have worked to keep bus fares constant for the past 8-9 years. During that time, costs to operate bus services have risen due to inflation, and customer fares have not kept pace. To close this growing gap, Capital Area Transit (CAT) and Triangle Transit have proposed fare increases in 2014 and 2015. These increases would allow the agencies to keep pace with inflation and continue to make improvements to bus services and facilities.
A Fare Equity Analysis has been prepared under federal guidelines for implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that will review how the proposed transit fare changes may affect minority and low-income populations. Final approval will be needed from the Raleigh Transit Authority and Triangle Transit Board of Trustees. If approved, the first phase of the fare increases will be implemented in fall 2014. Details of the proposed fare increases can be viewed here (en Espanol) or see the table below.
Capital Area Transit (CAT) Proposed Fare Increase Public Hearing is set for:
Monday, May 5, 2014 - Public Hearing to begin at 6:30 P.M.
City of Raleigh Municipal Building
222 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
2nd Floor, Raleigh City Council Chambers - Room 201
At the hearing, the Raleigh Transit Authority will provide an opportunity for citizens, private transportation providers and interested agencies to comment on the proposed fare increase. To be included as part of the Public Hearing record, all comments must be received no later than Monday, May 5, 2014.
Triangle Transit Proposed Fare Increase Public Hearing is schedule for:
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 1:00pm
Triangle Transit Administrative Offices
4600 Emperor Blvd, Stuite 100
Durham, NC 27703
At the hearing, the Triangle Transit Board of Trustees and staff will provide an opportunity for citizens, private transportation providers and interested agencies to comment on the proposed fare increase. To be included as part of the Public Hearing record, all comments must be received no later than Thursday, May 22 , 2014.
Proposed Fare Increases
Proposed fare increases were developed through regional review and coordination between Triangle Transit, CAT and C-Tran in 2013. A Title VI Fare Equity Analysis is currently being prepared to review potential impacts of the fare changes to minority and low-income populations for Triangle Transit and CAT. Meetings with the public and stakeholders are scheduled from October through November. Public comments will continue to be collected through early 2014.
Proposed fare increases would be implemented in two phases with an increase in fall 2014 and again in 2016.