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Fare Increase 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. 

In May and June CAT and Triangle Transit approved the fare increases for fixed routes and paratransit services. Please see below for the new fare structures for each agencies and effecitve dates. 


Approved Fare Increases

Capital Area Transit (CAT) Approved Fare Structures
Capital Area Transit (CAT) has 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.

In August 2014, CAT's Transit Authority approved the fare increase for Fall 2014. New fares will be effective October 1, 2014
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To close this growing gap, the Raleigh Transit Authority (RTA) has approved a fare increase for Capital Area Transit.  The increase will be implemented in two phases, the first in Fall 2014 [Effective Date TBD] and then the second increase in Fall 2016.  These increases will allow CAT 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 reviews how the proposed transit fare changes may affect minority and low-income populations.  

The Raleigh Transit Authority will determine an effective date at their July/August meeting. Details of the fare increases are listed below.

Fare Type Current 2014  2016
 Cash Fare  $1.00  $1.25  $1.50
 DayPass  $2.00  $2.50  $3.00
 7-Day Pass*  N/A  $12.00  $14.50
 31-Day Pass  $36.00  $45.00  $54.00
 Local Paratransit Services   $2.00  $2.50  $3.00
 $25 Stored Value Card  $20.00  $20.00  $20.00

Discounted Fares
50% Discount: Persons with Disabilities and Youth Ages 13-18 with approved ID.

Fare-Free: Youth Ages 12 and Under (with approved ID if needed) and Seniors Ages 65 and older with approved ID.


Triangle Transit Approved Fare Structures
On June 25, 2014 Triangle Transit approved fare increases for fixed routes and paratransit services. 
These increases would allow the agency to keep pace with inflation and continue to make improvements to bus services and facilities. The following fare structure will be effective August 18, 2014. 

2014 Approved Fare Structure - T-Linx Paratransit Services
  Current  New Fare - Effective August 18
 Cash Fare $4.00 $4.50
 11-Ride Pass $40.00 $45.00
 Monthly Pass $128.00 $153.00

If you have questions, please contact 919-485-7460 or Transit Manager Vinson Hines, Jr. Click here to e-mail the Transit Manager.

2014 Approved Fare Structure - FIXED ROUTE SERVICES
SERVICE TYPE FARE TYPE  
  Full Fare Discounted Fare
 Regional  Cash Fare $2.25 $1.00
   Transfer to
Express Route
$0.75 $0.25
   DayPass*  $4.50  $2.00
   7-Day Pass*   $16.50  $7.50
   31-Day Pass*  $76.50  $34.00
       
Express  Cash Fare  $3.00  $1.25
   DayPass*   $6.00  $2.50
   7-Day Pass*  $22.00  $9.25
   31-Day Pass*  $102.00  $42.50
       
Discounts  Children (under 5)    Free
   Youth
 (ages 6 - 18) 
   Discount
   Seniors
 (ages 65+)
   Discount
   $13.50 Stored Value Card**    $12.00
   $25 Stored Value Card**    $20.00
   $50 Stored Value Card**    $40.00

*Regional and Express passes are valid on C-Tran, CAT and DATA buses.
‚Äč**Stored Value cards are valid on Regional and Express Triangle Transit routes and on C-Tran and CAT.

Qualifications for Disabled Fare: Medicare card holders; disabled riders with a VA Disability Card, VA “Service Connected” card or disability card from any transit system.

 


Schedule

Approved fare increases would be implemented in two phases with an increase in fall 2014 and again in 2016.


Documents

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

Recent Trend Data (PDF)

Summary of Ridership and Revenue Impacts (PDF)

Title VI Fare Equity Analysis Results (April 2014) (PDF)

Title VI Policies Memorandum (April 2014) (PDF)

 


Contacts

To provide comments, please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or leave a voicemail message at 919-485-PLAN (7526).