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C-Tran might lower its fares

Tax collections and stimulus funds have helped 2022 budget

By , Columbian Innovation Editor
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C-Tran is considering lowering its rates next year, a temporary measure meant to help those who rely on public transit, and also because tax collections exceeded its projected budget for 2022.

Stimulus funding also helped C-Tran’s financial goals.

The rates, effective only in 2022, will see the local fare drop from $1.80 per adult ride to $1. Express fares would drop from $3.85 to $2.50 per adult ride, honored and youth fares would be discounted, and C-VAN fares would drop from $1.80 to $1.

C-Tran is seeking public feedback before the rate cuts are made: at noon Nov. 10 on Facebook Live; at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 during an in-person open house at the Fisher’s Landing Transit Center, 3510 S.E. 164th Ave.; and at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 during virtual C-Tran Board of Directors meeting.

Christine Selk, spokeswoman for C-Tran, did not have immediate information on the amount of the collected taxes in relation to the budget or the amount of stimulus money that C-TRAN received.

This story has been updated to accurately state the fare discounts, the town hall date and the stimulus influence on the fares.

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