Butte County bus fare increases

Jan 23, 2014 6:09 PM

It will cost a bit more money to ride the bus nowadays.

The Butte County Association of Governments approved a fare increase for the Butte Regional Transit System this morning.

In-town rides are now up from $1.40 to $1.50 while rides between Butte County cities rose from $1.80 to $2.

Transit officials say increase will raise more than $120,000 a year.

While this works out to less than a 10 percent increase, riders we spoke with today said they're not looking forward to paying it.

”Some people can’t afford it now and half the time I can barely make it to afford it,” said Jason Nash, a frequent bus rider. “An increase would not be cool.”

This additional money will be used for transit system's increasing operating costs.


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