RTA wants end to free rides

October 15, 2009 1:56:08 PM PDT
The Regional Transit Authority is asking state lawmakers to repeal free rides for seniors.The RTA says it's facing a serious budget crunch.

The agency would like to offer free rides only to low-income seniors. Others would pay half price. That's what they paid before the free rides program began.

The RTA says that ending the free rides would generate about 37-million dollars in new revenue each year.