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Fairfax bus fares increase June 27

Fairfax Connector fares will increase beginning June 27.

Regular fares will go up from $1.25 to $1.50 for SmarTrip users and from $1.35 to $1.70 for those paying with cash.

Fares for seniors and disabled will increase from 65 cents to 75 cents for SmarTrip users and 85 cents for those paying with cash. Fares for express routes 380D, 480, 595 and 597 will not change.

The Transportation Association of Greater Springfield (TAGS) bus fare will also increase from 35 cents to 50 cents.

The fare hike was approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors as part of an effort to close the county's budget shortfall for fiscal year 2011, which begins July 1.

Budget cuts will also result in an estimated 75 percent reduction of the number of stand-by buses used to cover delays in service. Bus transfers for SmarTrip users will be valid for up to 2 hours instead of 3.

The action follows a decision by Metro to implement widespread increases in rail, bus and paratransit fares.

-- Kafia A. Hosh

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By Michael Bolden  | June 15, 2010; 3:47 PM ET
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The action (increase in Fairfax Connector fares) follows a decision by Metro to implement widespread increases in rail, bus and paratransit fares.

So we can blame the increase on Metro?

Posted by: Jimof1913 | June 15, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

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