Transit fare hike proposed for metro Phoenix

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Associated Press

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 29 at 11:17 AM

PHOENIX (AP) — Public transit officials in metro Phoenix are considering raising the costs of fares on buses, light-rail trains and on-call vans.

The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/RuO2ZJ) that the fare hike proposed by the Regional Public Transportation Authority would increase the cost of a single ride from $1.75 to $2.

Most other fares would rise proportionally.

The new fares would take effect March 1 if the proposal is approved.

It would be the first fare hike since 2009.

The proposal would generate $6.5 million in revenue a year.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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