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.

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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.

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“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.

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