Cleveland transit agency wants comments on fare hikes

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s transit agency says it wants to hear from bus and train passengers about proposed fare increases.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority says it will host a series of public meetings beginning Monday afternoon to hear comments about the rate plan.

The head of the agency says it needs to fill a $7 million gap in its 2016 budget.

Changes being looked at include full or partial cuts on some routes and higher fares for bus, train and paratransit passengers

Fares haven’t gone up in 7 years.

The Plain Dealer ( ) reports that the agency’s board will vote on changes as early as late April.


Information from: The Plain Dealer,