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Certain MARTA Fare Rate Increases Start Nov. 11

Fare changes 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 on take effect on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

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: 11.11.12

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 also is 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.

sw November 09, 2012 at 09:30 PM
The train does not run very early, and the fares are too expensive for most people. It's cheaper to DRIVE!
tim bowens November 09, 2012 at 09:45 PM
This is ridiculous. It was bad enough when they expected people to pay $2.00 for substandard service while cutting routes and buses making it even harder for people to get from place to place in a timely manner. For me it takes 20 minutes to drive to work from home but it is an hour and a half trek that includes a 10 to minute walk via Marta and I can walk to the train station from my house. They have decided apparently to rob the pockets of their customers based on their mismanagement and it really is pathetic. Marta definitely isn't smarter in any way, shape or form

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