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Snohomish Co. Joining King, Kitsap in Raising Bus Fares

June 18th, 2008 by ed friedrich

From the AP wire:
Most transit bus fares in the Seattle area appear to be stable as fuel costs soar, but that could be changing.
Community Transit of Snohomish County is proposing increases as high as 75 cents for most commuter buses between Snohomish and King counties, starting Oct. 1. That would boost the fare to $3.50 each way. On trips within Snohomish County, the fare would go up a quarter to $1.50. The action is subject to board approval in August.
Metro Transit of King County raised fares by 25 cents in March, and officials say another increase is possible. Kitsap Transit is boosting fares by the same amount in August.
The three-county regional agency, Sound Transit, is not contemplating any rate changes, nor is Pierce Transit, which relies on less expensive compressed natural gas.

One Response to “Snohomish Co. Joining King, Kitsap in Raising Bus Fares”

  1. Sharon O'Hara Says:

    “…75 cents for most commuter buses between Snohomish and King counties… boost the fare to $3.50 each way…”

    …what a bargain at those distances… $7.00 round trip.

    The cost of gas, saved commuter driving aggravation, parking costs and time saved taking the bus is a winner.
    Sharon O’Hara