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Web Extra: Metro Para-Transit Chief Talks Fare Increases

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Metro Access riders can expect a fare increase as Metro attempts to close a $189 budget shortfall.
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Metro Access riders can expect a fare increase as Metro attempts to close a $189 budget shortfall.

By David Schultz

Later this week, Metro's Board of Directors will fill a $189 million budget shortfall by enacting a major fare increase. Some of the hardest hit by this fare increase could be riders of Metro Access, the para-transit service for people with disabilities.

In a web extra interview, Christian Kent, the head of para-transit at Metro, talks about what this will mean for users of this service. He says the Metro Access fare hike will likely be much lower than it could have been, as a result of the public's input...


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