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.
Wednesday, January 15
Meyera Oberndorf Central Library Auditorium, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Va. Beach
Thursday, January 16
Mary D. Pretlow Library, 111 W. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk
Saturday, January 18
Indian River Middle School, 2300 Old Greenbrier Rd., Chesapeake
Tuesday, January 21
TCC-Portsmouth, 120 Campus Dr., Portsmouth
Thursday, January 23
Midtown Community Center, McLawhorne Dr., Newport News
Saturday, January 25
Denbigh Community Center, 5198 Warwick Blvd., Newport News
Monday, January 27
Olde Huntersville Recreation Center,830 Goff Street, Norfolk
Wednesday, January 29
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.