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Commission Approves Paratransit Rate Increase

For the first time in over a decade, rates for paratransit services are going up. The Transit Services Commission considered the issue this morning (Wednesday)…

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Transit Services Director Susan Healy-Harmon says that’s a one dollar increase in each area. It’s the first local rate increase in what is called the A-D-A corridor since 1991, and the first in the outlying area since 2003. Healy-Harmon says most of the comments during the public hearing were understanding…

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The commission also considered a 50-cent increase for both areas and a small increase locally with a larger increase for the outlying area, but ultimately settled for a one-dollar across the board hike. The new rates will go into effect July first.

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