Transit Board OKs Bus Fare Increase

The transit board of directors has approved an increase in bus fares beginning Feb. 1.

After a public hearing, the board approved raising the regular fare from 60 cents to 75 cents, the first increase in more than five years. Fares were also increased for students from 40 to 50 cents, senior citizens and disabled from 30 to 35 cents and interagency transfers from 10 to 25 cents. Local transfers to Long Beach transit buses will remain at 5 cents.

Monthly passes will increase from $25 to $31, $12 to $15 for students, and $6 to $8 for senior citizens and the disabled. Passes good for Long Beach Transit and RTD/Metro Blue Line will increase from $48 to $52.