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UTA approves three-year fare increase, FrontRunner ticket prices


Yesterday, the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) adopted a new fare structure that calls for raising rates each of the next three years and setting ticket prices for the FrontRunner commuter-rail system.

On July 1, UTA will raise the adult cash fare from $1.50 to $1.60. Ticket prices will rise to $1.75 on Jan. 1, 2008, and $2 on Jan. 1, 2009. The authority will hike monthly pass prices from $50 to $53.50 on July 1, $58.50 on Jan. 1, 2008, and $67 on Jan. 1, 2009.

When UTA launches FrontRunner service in spring 2008, base fares will be $2.50 for travel between two stations; fares will increase 50 cents for each additional station traveled, with a maximum fare of $5.50 to travel the entire 44-mile corridor from Pleasant View to Salt Lake City. In 2009, UTA will hike the base fare to $3. FrontRunner monthly passes initially will cost $145 to travel to all stations, then rise to $162 on Jan. 1, 2009.

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