Public to weigh in on proposed bus fare increases - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Public to weigh in on proposed bus fare increases

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BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) -

On Tuesday, the public will have a chance to weigh in on a proposal to raise bus fares by 15 percent.

The first of eight public hearings on the proposal is being held at Bristol City Hall on Tuesday night, and it will give people a chance to voice their concerns about the proposal.

The 15 percent hike will be the first since 2012, when the state bumped fares by four percent.

Under the proposal, a one-way Connecticut Transit bus ticket would go from $1.30 to $1.50, and a monthly bus pass would jump from $47 to $54.

One-way senior tickets would also go up from $.67 to $.75.

The state Department of Transportation said this would affect local buses in Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, New Britain, Meriden, Bristol and Wallingford.

In addition to the local buses, the express commuter bus and discounted multi-ride passes would see similar increases.

The public can weigh in on the proposal at noon at Bristol City Hall. On Wednesday, there will be two meetings in Hartford at Hartford Public Library and another Thursday at the Senior Center in New Britain.

Next week the other meetings will be held in Meriden, New Haven and Waterbury.

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