City bus fares will go up next month.
The Juneau Assembly has approved the rate increase for adult and university-student passes as well as cash fares and tokens.
Adult cash fares will increase from $1.50 to $2. An adult pass goes up from $36 to $40, and a roll of 20 tokens will cost $31.50, up $6.50.
University of Alaska Southeast students also will pay $2 more for a bus pass.
Youth cash fares and passes will not change. Senior citizens, children under age 5, and active-duty military personnel still ride Capital Transit buses for free.
Capital Transit operating expenses have gone up 70 percent since 2004, the last time fares increased, according to Public Works Director Kirk Duncan.
To make up the difference, he proposed the fare increase rather than reduce service.
The new rates take effect July 2nd.
Click here for the Assembly Resolution adopting the new fares.
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