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VIA considers raising regular, monthly fares

VIA regular bus service could increase 10 cents, monthly pass $5

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SAN ANTONIO – VIA Metropolitan Transit is considering raising basic and monthly fares.

VIA officials will hold a public meeting for citizens to discuss the proposed fare adjustments on Monday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. in the VIA Metro Center at 1021 San Pedro Avenue.

According to the VIA website, the proposed changes are:

  • Regular bus service – from $1.10 to $1.20
  • Regular bus half fare – from 55 cents to 60 cents
  • VIAtrans service – from $1.75 to $1.95
  • Monthly Big Pass – from $30.00 to $35.00
  • Monthly Big Pass half fare – from $15.00 to $17.50

The VIA Board will present the proposal to the Local Governmental Approval Committee and a vote will be taken.

If the committee agrees with the board, the new fares would go into effect on Feb. 1, 2013, according to the VIA website.