Los Angeles Increases Transit Fares

After a heated public hearing that drew 1,500 people, the LAMTA board approved a compromise proposal that will increase fares, though less than originally planned.

"Most of the demonstrators opposed the original increase, which would have raised the cash fare for both rail and bus to $2 per ride from $1.25. The monthly pass would have increased to $120 from $52 over the next 19 months."

"Under the compromise plan that was approved, bus fares will increase to $1.50 by July 1, 2010, then $1.80 by 2012. The $3 daily pass will jump to $5 by 2008, $6 in 2010 and $7.25 two years later. The $52 monthly pass will go up to $62 in 2008, $75 in 2010 and $90 in 2012.

"A special 25-cent fare will be established for the disabled and seniors 65 and older. The fare would be in effect 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m. on weekdays, and all day Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays. It will increase to 30 cents in 2010 and 35 cents in 2012."

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