Austin Chronicle – Wheels in Motion for New Bus Fares

On the upside: Even after Capital Metro raises fares, a ride on one of the agency’s buses will still be cheaper than mass transportation in other cities.

The downside: If you’re so bad off that you can’t afford the fares now, that’s a moot point.

Changing its collective mind once again, Capital Metro’s board of directors voted last week to push a fare increase previously planned for August 2010 up to January. It will likely be the last major decision the board makes before state law changes its composition beginning Jan. 1.

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One thought on “Austin Chronicle – Wheels in Motion for New Bus Fares

  1. Just when the working poor are hit hardest by the economy Cap Metro increases their rates? They cannot base this rate increase on fuel consumption because the buses run on natural gas, not diesel or gasoline.

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