OC Transportation Board approves bus fare increase

ORANGE, Calif.

The Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors met Monday and approved a proposed new bus fare increase.

The average increase approved is 25 percent.

The base fare for adults is currently $1.50 for fixed routes and rapid transit but will be raised more than 33 percent to $2.

Current $4 day passes for adults will be raised to $5. The price of monthly passes will also increase from $55 to $69.

OCTA officials say a rate hike is necessary to cover increased health care and pension costs, high fuel expenses, and reduced state funds for transportation.

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