- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The Coast Transit Authority’s board of commissioners has approved service-wide fare increases as well as several route changes in an effort to offset a local funding deficit of $270,940.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1c6i8M9 ) the largest alteration involved fares.

Prior to the first 30-day public comment period, CTA only proposed route alterations and eliminations. Due in large part to 440 submitted comments and petition signatures from 103 attendees during five meetings in November, CTA opted to recommend fare increases ranging from 15 cents for senior/disabled fares to $5.00 for regular monthly passes and student monthly passes; the senior and disabled monthly passes remained the same.

Additionally, the board on Wednesday approved eliminating the Keesler route Monday through Thursday and improving route 37 in Gulfport.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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