Fare Increase for iT Service
(Huntington to Charleston Commuter Service)
On May 30, 2012, pursuant to the UMTA of 1964 (as amended 1982), Section 5 (i) (3) lines (a) (b) (c) and Federal Register 49 CFR dated January 19, 1981, the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KVRTA) conducted a Public Hearing to discuss “Fare Changes and Substantial Service Changes”. The Tri-State Transit Authority (TTA) held its public hearing on May 29, 2012.
Proposed Fare Changes that were under consideration:
- Increase the fare for all riders to a flat fare of $4.00 per trip. This equates to an increase of $1.00 for passengers riding from Huntington area and $2.00 from Putnam County.
- Increase the fare for all riders regardless of boarding point by $1.00 per trip.
- New fare to be effective July 1, 2012
Results of public hearing and comment process;
KVRTA received written comments from 6 current iT riders who board in Putnam County who all were concerned about raising the fare to a flat fare ($4.00) regardless of origin or destination. They felt that by increasing the fare from Putnam County to $4.00 there would not be an incentive to use the service. The comments received were entered into the public hearing record.
Likewise, TTA also received negative feedback concerning the $4.00 flat fare proposal.
After careful consideration of the comments received considering both proposals, it is the opinion and recommendation of both the KVRTA Staff and the TTA Staff that a fare increase shall be recommended to each system’s Board for consideration as follows:
Increase the fare for all riders regardless of boarding point by $1.00 per trip effective July, 1 2012.
KVRTA Board of Member adopted the increase at their June 12012 monthly meeting held on June 21, 2012.