AREAWIDE — To help offset a cut in state transit funding, the Estuary Transit District is considering an increase to fare on all 9 Town Transits services.
The proposal would see the cash fare on all routes increase from $1.50 to $1.75. Trips on Dial-A-Ride and off-route would increase from $3 to $3.50. Multi-ride tickets and monthly passes will increase to $15.75 and $57, respectively.
The fare proposal also includes the agency’s first disabled fare. It would provide a discounted rate of $0.85 to persons with disabilities. ETD says this would provide relief to many in the disabled community that heavily rely on public transit.
ETD officials say the increase is necessary due to a prevent service reduction following a statewide cut by the state to transit budgets.
A public hearing on the proposal will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4 until 6 p.m. at Old Saybrook Town Hall first floor conference room, 302 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT. Written comments may be submitted until Oct. 14, to Estuary Transit District, 17 Industrial Park Rd, Suite 6, Centerbrook, CT 06409.
For a full listing of the new fare schedule, visit www.9towntransit.com/fares or call 9 Town Transit at 860-510-0429.