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UTA Chief Proposes Series of Rate Hikes

UTA Chief Proposes Series of Rate Hikes



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Residents may soon have to dig deeper into their pockets to ride the bus or TRAX.

That's because Utah Transit Authority's general manager is proposing rate hikes. John Inglish wants to increase the rates for UTA buses and TRAX in January and July 2008, and then again in January 2009.

Currently, rates for buses and TRAX are $1.50 for adults. That price would go up to $1.60 in July, $1.75 in January and then $2 in January 2009, under the proposal.

Prices for the new FrontRunner commuter rail line are also included in the proposal. It says the base fare will be $2.50 with 50 cents added for each additional stop. The base fare would then go up to $3 in January 2009.

The rate hikes are part of a proposed fare structure of UTA, which is expected to be finalized in the coming months, but not without seven public hearings.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News, http://www.deseretnews.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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