FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Today is the first business day that riders on Fort Worth “T” buses are digging deeper for their trips, while TRE riders are catching a break. The Fort Worth Transportation Authority instituted the fare changes on Sunday.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 3 Injured In Arlington Car Accident
Local bus fares rose 25-cents, from $1.50 to $1.75, for a single ride and 50-cents, from $3.00 to $3.50, for a Day Pass. The rate for Reduced Regional TRE Day Passes went up 50-cents. TRE regional fares include all TRE zones plus DART Rail, and The T’s and DART’s local and express bus service.
The fee for Mobility Impaired Services (MITS) also increased 50-cents, from $2.75 to $3.25. Officials with The T say the increase there was to offset the higher costs for the individualized service.READ MORE: Mesquite Police Identify Officer Killed In Shooting, Vigil To Be Held Sunday
Fares did not change for The T’s TRE full fare Regional Day Pass and the Regional Weekly Pass. There were also some rate reductions on some TRE routes. Click here to check out all fares for The T.
All of the increases are the first in five years for The T. Officials say service fares only cover 12-percent of actual operating costs.MORE NEWS: No. 3 Cincinnati Claims AAC Crown, Possible Playoff Spot
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