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11/6/2012



Rail News: Passenger Rail

MARTA's scheduled fare hike to take effect Sunday


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Effective Nov. 11, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will implement a scheduled fare increase as part of its fiscal-year 2013 budget.

The increase, which covers reduced and mobility fares, is part of a three-year, phased-in fare hike adopted during the FY2010 budget cycle. Reduced fares will increase from 95 cents to $1, the mobility base fare will increase from $3.80 to $4, and the mobility pass will increase from $122 to $128, MARTA officials said in a prepared statement.

The FY2013 budget also included a "steady state" level of bus and rail services, increasing mobility services by 9 percent, enhancing safety and security measures, and investing in state-of-good-repair projects, agency officials said.


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