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SRTA Proposes Fare Changes, Seniors Not Happy

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Younger people are pleased with, while senior citizens are balking at the bus fare changes proposed by SRTA.

Southeastern Regional Transit Authority administrator Erik Rousseau explained the changes as a flat fee with one free transfer for $1.50 instead of $1.25. Reduced fare qualifiers would only have to pay 70-cents.

Antoinette Lopes says she’s all in favor of the proposed rate changes.

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However, former city councilor and senior advocate George Smith says the demand service, heavily utilized by seniors and disabled folks, would increase it’s fare from $3 to $6.

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The plan also calls for the local implementation of the rechargeable Charlie Cards and the elimination of the current zone system.

The comment period on the proposed changes ends September 28th.

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