HRT proposes 50 cent hike for bus, ferry, light light rail tickets

HRT proposes 50 cent hike for bus, ferry, light light rail tickets

HRT proposes 50 cent hike for bus, ferry, light light rail tickets

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 12:58 PM

NORFOLK-Hampton Roads Transit wants to raise the price you pay to ride the bus, ferry, light rail and paratransit services by 50 cents.  

HRT says it hasn't raised its basic fare since 1999, even though fuel, materials, labor and other operating expenses have gone up.

What do you think of the plan? HRT will hold eight public hearings this month. In February, HRT's governing board will hold another public meeting on the proposal.

If approved, the increase would start in July.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Wednesday, January 15
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Meyera Oberndorf Central Library Auditorium, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Va. Beach
 
Thursday, January 16
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Mary D. Pretlow Library, 111 W. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk

Saturday, January 18 

10 a.m.-noon
Indian River Middle School, 2300 Old Greenbrier Rd., Chesapeake

Tuesday, January 21
6:00-8:00 p.m.
TCC-Portsmouth, 120 Campus Dr., Portsmouth

Thursday, January 23
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Midtown Community Center, McLawhorne Dr., Newport News

Saturday, January 25
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Denbigh Community Center, 5198 Warwick Blvd., Newport News

Monday, January 27
6:00-8:00 pm
Olde Huntersville Recreation Center,830 Goff Street, Norfolk

Wednesday, January 29
6:00-8:00 pm
Thomas Nelson Community College, 525 Butler Farm Road, Hampton

If you can't attend any of the meetings, send your comments to Marie Arnt, Senior Public Outreach Coordinator. Email is marnt@hrtransit.org or mail them to  509 East 18th St. Bldg. 4, Norfolk, VA 23504. You can also fill out the comment form on the HRT Website.

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