Triangle Transit eyes fare increases

November 4, 2013 

Triangle Transit and Capital Area Transit are considering fare increases for the first time in nearly a decade.

Five public workshops will be held this month to gather input on how the proposed fare increases may affect local, regional and express transit riders:

• Wednesday, Nov., 6, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Durham Station, 515 W. Pettigrew St., Durham;

• Tuesday, Nov. 12, 4-7 p.m., Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road, Raleigh;

• Thursday, Nov. 14, 3:30-7 p.m., One Exchange Plaza, Raleigh;

• Monday, Nov. 18, 4 to 7 p.m., Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill; and,

• Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Woodcroft Club, 1203 Woodcroft Parkway, Durham.

TriangleTransit and CAT have estimated boardings of 28,000 each weekday.

A fare equity analysis is being conducted under federal guidelines for implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to review how the proposed changes may affect minority and residents with low incomes. At these meetings, the public will have an opportunity to learn more about proposed Title VI policies for Triangle Transit and CAT, and to provide comments on those policies.

Customers unable to attend one of the public meetings are encouraged to provide feedback at gotriangle.org/fareincrease and filling out an online comment form. Comments also may be left by email at serviceplanning@gotriangle.org or by leaving a voicemail message at 919-485-7526.

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