The City of Amarillo has proposed a rate increase to the current transit fares.   They are hosting a series of meetings for the public to discuss the proposed increases.

If you use city transit and/or know someone who does, then you will want to attending these meetings to voice your opinions on the increases.

Current fares are as follows:

Adult $.75
Children 6-12: $.60
Children under 6 with paying adult Free
Student $.60 (Middle/High school ACT I.D. card Required)
Senior Citizens 65 and older $.35 (Medicare or ACT I.D. card Required)
Medicare Card Holder $.35
People with Disabilities $.35 (ACT I.D. card Required)

The meetings will be held on the following days and times:

Saturday, Sept. 15, 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Southwest Amarillo Public Library
6801 W. 45th Ave.
Located on Route 43

Monday, Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Amarillo Public Library
413 E. 4th Ave., Room AB
Two blocks from Transit Station

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
North Branch Library
1500 N.E. 24th Ave.
Located on Route 22, at N.E. 24th Avenue and Mirror Street

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Downtown Amarillo Public Library
413 E. 4th Ave., Room AB
Two blocks from Transit Station

The city recently added 13 new routes to the schedule.

This could be a huge expense to those citizens who have to use public transit. Attendance is important if you want to voice your opinion on the proposed changes.