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MARTA Fare Rate Increase Begin

Fare changes are part of scheduled three-year phase in.

by Patch Staff

As part of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's scheduled fare increase for Reduced Fare and Mobility fare products takes effect this week.

The change was part of the previously announced three-year phased increases MARTA adopted for those fare types products during the Fiscal Year 2010 budgetary cycle. The phase-in was planned to mitigate the financial impact on the budgets of seniors and those with disabilities.

The reduced fare and Mobility fare changes are as follows:

Fare Type

Current

New Fare: Nov. 11, 2012

Reduced (Half-Fare)

$0.95

$1

Mobility Base (One-Way)

$3.80

$4

Mobility Pass

$122

$128

The FY 2013 budget also included a “steady state” level of current bus and rail services while increasing Mobility services by approximately nine percent, MARTA said. That budget also includes increasing safety and security measures and repair projects.

For more information, reduced fare customers may call 404-848-5112. Information is also available in an accessible format by calling 404-848-5202 or 404-848-5665 for TTY customers.

What do you think about the fare increases? Tell us below in the comments.

Brian November 15, 2012 at 03:12 AM
I lucked out. I loaded up my card earlier this year and since I usually only use it for occasional lunch trips in-town while working, I'm good to go for a while.

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