Paratransit riders afraid of possible fare hike

August 12, 2009 They gathered outside the offices of the Regional Transportation Authority Wednesday morning to protest a possible rate hike. Pace manages paratransit services and is facing a $20 million budget gap.

The protestors are concerned the price of a single ride may increase from $2.25 to as much as $4.50.

They point out any increase would be too much for many customers who are low income.

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