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DOT to present fare increases for trains, buses at public hearing

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

It could soon cost more to take public transportation in Connecticut.

The state is proposing fare increases across the board.

If approved, they will take effect during the first week of December. The second of several public hearings will be held on Wednesday at the Hartford Public Library from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Commuters who take the train will especially feel the pinch as rail fares would go up by 5 percent. The Department of Transportation said the increase will bring in close to $6 million.

The increase would impact the New Haven commuter rail line, including the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches, as well as Shoreline East.

Here is a breakdown of some of the rail fares:

From New Haven to Grand Central, the cost would go from $22 to $23.25. From Stamford to Grand Central, $14.50 to $15.25, from New Haven to Stamford it would go from 7.50 to $8 and from Old Saybrook to New Haven, $6.75 to $7.25.

CTTransit bus fares would also increase 25 cents for each one-way trip.

Written comments on the proposed fare changes must be received by Sept. 15 to:

COMMENT ON FARE CHANGES, Bureau of Public Transportation
2800 Berlin Turnpike
P.O. Box 317546
Newington, CT 06131-7546

Comments can also be emailed to dot.farecomments@ct.gov.

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