UTA looks to drop fuel surcharges in 2009

UTA looks to drop fuel surcharges in 2009


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Transit Authority says it will probably cut both of the 25-cent fuel surcharges it imposed on riders this year because of falling diesel prices.

The per-ride surcharges brought the current fare to $2.25.

While both surcharges will probably disappear April 1, that's also when UTA will likely impose a regularly scheduled fare increase, so the price of a ride will probably drop to $2 instead of $1.75.

The fare increase was originally scheduled for January but was bumped to April.

UTA's board on Wednesday approved a $200 million operating budget for 2009. The agency also is considering cutting poor-performing routes or reducing their frequency.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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