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Budget proposal details MARTA fare changes

5:58 PM, Apr 28, 2011   |    comments
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ATLANTA - MARTA's board of directors announced Thursday a proposed Fiscal Year 2012 operating budget of more than $413 million, a capital budget of $185.5 million and $143.7 million in debt service.

Public hearings on the budgetary proposal are set for May 16 and 17.

MARTA says the recommendations include a basic fare increase from $2.00 to $2.50 and increases in the prices of weekly and monthly passes. The agency says fares for its Mobility service for disabled riders will not be affected under the proposal.

Other recommendations in the proposal include no annual merit or wage increases for employees for the fourth year in a row.

The agency says the changes will prevent them from being forced to cut service and to ensure MARTA is well placed to plan for expanded regional transit in the future.

If approved, fare changes would take effect on October 2.

Two rounds of hearings are scheduled -- Monday, May 16 at 7 pm at the South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park and at the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street downtown; the second round of meetings is Tuesday, Mary 17 at 7 pm, at the DeKalb Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur, and at the North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.

   Proposed Fare Increases for FY2012

Fare Media

Current

Proposed FY2012

Base Fare

$2.00

$2.50

Reduced Fare

$.090

$0.95*

Mobility Base

$3.60

$3.80*

Weekly Pass

$17.00

$23.75

Monthly Pass

$68.00

$95.00

Mobility Pass

$115.00

$122.00*

TMA Discounts

0% to 10%

No Change

Children

Free with Adult

(Height Requirement 46" Max 2)

No Change

 

 

                

 

                                      

*THESE INCREASES ARE BASED ON FY 2010 PROPOSALS TO INCREMENTALLY RAISE FARES FOR SENIORS AND DISABLED CUSTOMERS

Bus Service Enhancements

 

Routes 3, 25, 50, 51, 99, 181

 

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