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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 

Albany Transit riders will pay more to hop on a city bus starting next week.

Wednesday night, city commissioners approved a fare hike. The base fare will go from $1.25 to $1.50 starting July 1st.

The transit director says it's needed because of rising costs, especially for fuel. David Hamilton said, "Our operational costs continue to grow, and we want to continue to provide safe transportation for our customers, but we really do need the fare increase, and we hope our passengers do understand and continue to ride with us."

 

Following this increase, the fare will go up by five cents each July over the next four years.

An average of about 87,000 passengers ride Albany Transit each month.

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