Fare Increase Proposal 2013

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 Espanolor see the table below. 


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.


Regional Fare Structure Evaluation (March 8, 2013) (PDF)

Recent Trend Data (PDF)

Summary of Ridership and Revenue Impacts (PDF)



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