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.

Capital Area Transit (CAT) and Triangle Transit will be holding a series of public meetings in November to gather input on how the proposed fare increases may affect transit riders. Information on the upcoming meetings and details on the fare increases that have been proposed can be viewed here (en Espanol). 

A Fare Equity Analysis is currently being prepared under federal guidelines for implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that will review how the proposed changes may affect minority and low-income populations.


Public Workshops

Please join us at an upcoming workshop to learn more about the proposed fare increases, ask questions, and share your feedback with the project team. Opportunities will be provided to review information on the proposed fare increases and to speak one on one with agency staff and representatives. There will not be a formal presentation and the same information will be presented at each location.



Meeting Location

Location Details


 3:30-7:30 pm

 Durham Station

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


 4:00-7:00 pm

 Green Road Community Center

 4201 Green Rd, Raleigh
 (Plan your trip!)


 3:30-7:00 pm

 One Exchange Plaza

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


 4:00-7:00 pm

 Chapel Hill Public Library

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


 3:30-6:30 pm

 Woodcroft Club

 1203 Woodcroft Parkway, Durham
(Plan your trip!)

 3:30-7:00 PM
 CAT Operations Facility  4104 Poole Road, Raleigh 
 (Plan your trip!)

If you are unable to attend one of the public meetings, we encourage you to provide your feedback online. Please let us know what you think about the proposed fare increases by filling out an online comment form.



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 early 2014 and again in 2015.


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

Recent Trend Data (PDF)

Summary of Ridership and Revenue Impacts (PDF)

Peer Analysis (coming soon)

Fare Equity Report (coming soon)


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).