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CT train and bus passengers to pay higher fares

Just in time for the holidays: The Connecticut Department of Transportation is increasing rail fares starting tomorrow, Dec. 1, and bus fares starting on Dec.4.
conndot_sealTrain passengers on the New Haven Line and Shore Line East will see a 6 percent fare increase – including a previously approved 1 percent increase – along with the elimination of the 2 percent discount on Mail and Ride tickets. The four percent discount on the combined monthly rail ticket and unlimited-ride MetroCard is being reduced to 2 percent. For passengers on the CTtransit and CTfastrak bus services, fares are increasing by 16.7 percent, or 25 cents per one-way ride.
In a press statement, the CTDOT defended the fare increases by noting that while opposition to the price hikes was stated at six recent public hearings around the state, “there were no recommendations to cut service.”

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 10 books (including the 2020 release "Moby Dick: The Radio Play" and the upcoming "Jesus Christ Movie Star," both published by BearManor Media). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.


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