05-0483R


RESOLUTION INCREASING PASSENGER FARE FOR DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY.

BY COUNCILOR REINERT:

     WHEREAS, the Duluth transit authority will experience a reduction in state operating funds for CY2005; and

     WHEREAS, the price of diesel fuel has escalated beyond the budgeted level; and

     WHEREAS, the Duluth transit authority has determined that a fare increase will partially offset the loss of funding and increase operating costs; and

     WHEREAS, the Duluth transit authority has held the required public hearings and requested that the council approve the fare system changes.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council hereby approves the Duluth transit authority request to increase Duluth transit authority fares effective August 15, 2005:

Regular Route

Current

Proposed

Base fare

$ 1.00

$ 1.25

Off-peak fare

$ 0.50

$ 0.60

Off-peak elderly and disabled

$ 0.50

$ 0.60

Youth fare

$ 0.75

$ 1.00

DASH/MASH

$ 0.25

$ 0.25

Trolley fare

$ 0.25

$ 0.50

Day pass

 

$ 3.00

Seven day pass adult

 

$15.00

Seven day pass teen

 

$12.00

Monthly pass

$28.00

$30.00 *

Teen pass - youth pass

$23.00

$25.00 *

Summer pass (June, July, August)

$30.00

$45.00 *

Transfers

free

good for 60 minutes

31 day pass

 

$35.00 *

31 day pass youth

 

$30.00 *

STRIDE

 

Peak

$ 2.00

$ 2.50

Off-peak

$ 1.00

$ 1.20

*$2.00 additional charge for a contactless card. If reused, no additional cost.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution increases the cost to passengers of riding on the Duluth transit authority. It is needed due to rising operating costs.

 

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