House approves some bus and ferry fee increases

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Starting April 1, local buses and ferries will up their fares for certain categories, under two Bills approved in the House of Assembly.

Transport Minister Shawn Crockwell said the last fee hike for buses took effect eight years ago; ferry fees were last raised in 2002.

But charges for both were reviewed in January.

One- to seven-day passes, plus multi-day passes for the bus, are soon to rise by 25 percent. Cash payments also rise.

Monthly and quarterly passes stay level, as do ticket prices. Students will still get to ride for free.

The same rules apply for ferry passes: monthly and quarterly fees stay the same, but the one- to seven-day and multi-day passes will go up by 25 percent.

Warwick South East MP Lawrence Scott signalled the Opposition’s approval — but said he’d been under the impression that two-day passes would be omitted from the fare hikes.

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Published Mar 18, 2013 at 8:23 am (Updated Mar 18, 2013 at 8:22 am)

House approves some bus and ferry fee increases

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