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1/14/2005



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Diesel costs fuel TriMet to propose fare increase



To help cover record-high diesel prices, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon’s (TriMet) board on Wednesday proposed a 5 cent increase on most fares. The increases will generate $1.5 million in additional revenue, according to a Jan. 12 statement.

TriMet, which purchases more than 6 million gallons of diesel annually, currently faces a $3 million budget deficit.

The TriMet board will meet Jan. 26 to discuss the proposal and vote on it Feb. 23. If approved, the fare increase would take effect April 1.










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