Proposed HRT budget shows fare increases for buses, ferries, light rail

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A proposed budget for Hampton Roads Transit shows a raise in fares by a quarter.

The proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year shows an increase on fares for buses, ferries and the Tide will to $2.00 per trip — up from the current $1.75.

According to an overview of the budget from an Audit/Budget Committee Meeting, this bump in fares would take effect in October of 2017.

Previous Coverage: HRT Costs Norfolk Millions of Dollars

Money from the increased fares would help pay for a decline in ridership and to stop a budget loss.

As 10 On Your Side previously reported, HRT went $5 million over budget last term and passed along that deficit to the local cities.

Norfolk wound up shelling out the most at $2 million dollars which enraged city council members.