You’ve got two more days to let the city hear what you think about paying more to ride the bus. Higher fares are one option being considered to make up a $1.6 million revenue shortfall for DATA operations next fiscal year.
Wednesday is the last day of taking public comment. DATA is holding a “feedback session” from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Durham Station, and online comments may be made at data.gotriangle.org by clicking on “Proposed Fare Increase.”
Fare increases, if adopted, would take effect Sept. 28. Other ways the city is thinking of raising more money for bus service are:
* Increases to property tax
* Advertising on the outside of buses
* Cuts in service
* Redirecting part of new vehicle registration fees from expanding services to maintaining services.