Traffic

Triangle Transit, Capital Area Transit considering fare increases

Posted November 6, 2013 5:25 p.m. EST

Triangle Transit

— Triangle Transit and Capital Area Transit are considering fare increases and want to hear from customers about the proposed changes.

The transit agencies have operated at current fare structures for nearly a decade, but during that time, the costs to run bus services have risen, according to the agencies. 

To close the growing gap, Triangle Transit and CAT have proposed fare increases in 2014 and 2015 that will allow the transit systems to keep pace with inflation, continue bus services and provide facilities. Triangle Transit and CAT have estimated boardings of 28,000 each weekday.

Five public workshops in November will be held to gather input on how the proposed fare increases may affect local, regional and express transit riders. There will not be a formal presentation and the same information will be presented at each location:

Wednesday, Nov. 6 – 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – Durham Station
515 W. Pettigrew St., Durham

Tuesday, Nov. 12 – 4 p.m.-7 p.m. – Green Road Community Center
4201 Green Rd., Raleigh

Thursday, Nov. 14 – 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m. – One Exchange Plaza next to
Moore Square Transit Station, Raleigh

Monday, Nov. 18 – 4 p.m.-7 p.m. – Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill

Wednesday, Nov. 20 – 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. – Woodcroft Club
1203 Woodcroft Pkwy., Durham

A fare equity analysis is also being conducted under federal guidelines for implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to review how the proposed changes may affect minority and low income populations. At these meetings, the public will have an opportunity to learn more about proposed Title VI policies for Triangle Transit and CAT and to provide comments on those policies.

Customers unable to attend one of the public meetings are encouraged to provide feedback at www.gotriangle.org/fareincrease and fill out an online comment form. Comments may also be left by email at serviceplanning@gotriangle.org or by leaving a voice mail at 919.485.PLAN (7526).