GREENSBURG (KDKA) — The New Year has brought new public transit fares in Westmoreland County.
The Westmoreland County Transit Authority instituted a 16.5 percent rate hike on Wednesday.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Sunny Steelers Sunday
It means an additional 25 cents for each zone bus rider’s travel.
However, it won’t change the way most people get around since they have no other option.READ MORE: Allegheny Co. Police Investigating Overnight Shooting In McKees Rocks
“I need the bus,” said Bob Croushore, a bus rider. “It helps you get back and forth.”
This is the first rate increase since 2008.
It’s expected to generate an extra $85,000 during the first half of the year.MORE NEWS: State Police: Man Shot, Killed By Police After Stabbing Three People, Injuring Police Officer
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