The board of directors for the Transit Authority of River City approved across-the-board fare increases that will take effect July 1 to help offset a projected $4.6 million budget shortfall.

Base fare for a one-way trip will increase from $1.50 to $1.75 and a monthly pass will cost $50 compared to the current $42 rate. The cost for individuals with disabilities who use TARC3 services will also go up from $2.50 to $3.00.

TARC Executive Director Barry Barker says riders are rightfully concerned, but those upset with the increase need to pressure elected leaders in Metro and state government as well as lawmakers in Washington.

“Essentially what I’ve told people is make noise. If this is hurting tell us about it, and tell your elected officials about it. Let us know what you need,” he says.

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