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Council votes to Raise regional Transport fares, Accountable for upcoming Financial cliff. Metropolitan Council delivered this book in 07/26/2017. Metropolitan Council votes to raise regional transport fares, accountable for impending financial cliff Initial fare alteration in almost a decade affects all regional providers Quite a few different alterations were also accepted. It’s the first-time transit fares are increased in the Twin Cities area since late 2008.
On a normal weekday, ridership is over 250,000 rides. Research shows 80 percent of cyclists will work or college. “This wasn’t a simple vote, but one which was necessary to fortify the potential of transit in our area,” said Metropolitan Council Chair Adam Duininck. “Transit joins countless thousands Minnesotans with jobs, college, and with their communities. This is the very first fare adjustment we’ve made in almost a decade.
“The truth is that transportation services are becoming more costly, and the legislature is not doing its job to supply a long-term, steady funding source,” continuing Chair Duininck. “Our riders rely on this support, and our company leaders certainly recognize transit companies play a vital role within our regional market. Despite overwhelming public support for transit, both leaders in the House and Senate picked a short-term repair and disregarded transit continuing needs.
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