NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The first set of public hearings about proposed fare increases for the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Regional Transit Authority have been scheduled for Monday.
The first will be held at 7 a.m. and the second will be at 3 p.m. at the Community Meeting Room at Music City Central. Two more will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
MTA and RTA said increasing costs are behind the rate hike. MTA is considered a 10-cent increase from $1.60 to $1.70 in their basic cash far. A 20-cent increase is being considered for the AccessRide cash far from $3.20 to $3.40.
However, MTA is proposing reducing the youth fair from $1.05 to $1 to encourage more young people to ride the bus.
The RTA is considering a 50-cent increase to its basic cash fare from $3.50 to $4. The price of 20-ride Relax & Ride Express Plus passes would increase from $60 to $70 and the other fare media would be adjusted proportionally.
Music City Star train ticket prices are not proposed to be changed.