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TalTran Budget

By: Ann Nucatola
By: Ann Nucatola

In the last several years, the city has really upped its commitment to improving the public transit system. As part of that commitment, the city has tried to keep the cost of tickets down, but with current fuel cost fluctuations, that maybe difficult.

As fuel prices skyrocket, and then maybe drop slightly, the City of Tallahassee is feeling the pinch. Now, TalTran riders might be feeling it too.

TalTran is proposing a quarter increase that would take the $1 rate to $1.25. The weekly and monthly passes would see an increase of about 25 percent.

While some riders understand, most aren't happy about the proposed increase, and even with the proposed rate increase the city says it'll still be $30,000 short of its $180,000 estimated fuel tab.

The public still has a chance to weigh in on the proposed rate change. The public hearing will be held September 6 at City Hall starting at 6 p.m.


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