Proposed Fare Increases for ART and STAR Zone 1

March 5, 2014 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

Arlington Transit is proposing to increase ART bus fares and the STAR Zone 1 fare. If approved, the fare increases would go into effect on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. This would be the first time that ART has increased bus fares and the STAR Zone 1 fare since 2010.

ART BUS FARE INCREASE

Arlington Transit is proposing to increase the ART base fare from $1.50 to $1.75. The ART discounted fare for seniors, middle and high school students, and people with disabilities would increase from $0.75 to $0.85. The additional revenue generated from the increased fares would help offset increased contractual costs for operation and maintenance and the cost of additional ART bus services.

STAR ZONE 1 FARE INCREASE

Arlington Transit is also proposing that the STAR Zone 1 fare increase from $3.00 to $3.50 per trip. The additional revenue generated from the increased fare would partially cover higher expenses from contractors supplying STAR services. STAR Zone 2 and 3 fares would not increase.

YOU HAVE THREE OPPORTUNITIES TO COMMENT

1) A community meeting on this issue will be held at Central Library on Monday, March 10, from 7–8:30 p.m.

2) A public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the County Board Room located on the third floor of 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington VA, 22201. Visit Arlingtontransit.com/CBMProcedures to sign up to speak at the hearing or to comment online. You may also call the County Board Office at 703-228-3130.

3) Online comment forms are on arlingtontransit.com and arlingtontransit.com/star for those who can’t attend the meetings.

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