5:08 pm September 30, 2009, by Henry Unger
Financially-strapped MARTA is raising fares 25 cents to $2.00 starting Thursday. The monthly pass will increase to $60, from $52.50.
Also, parking fees will rise $1 in lots that charge fees. And MARTA is replacing its age requirement for kids to ride free with a maximum height. Starting Thursday, children under 46 inches tall can ride free.
AJC reporter Ariel Hart writes about more of the details.
Will these changes make a difference in your travel plans?
If you ride MARTA, what has been your experience? Has service improved or gotten worse over the past year?
Finally, only Atlanta and Fulton and DeKalb counties help finance MARTA through a 1-cent sales tax. Should other counties contribute?
What about the state? MARTA is the only major transit system in the country that does not receive consistent state funding for its operations. Should legislators change that?
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