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Comments Sought on Proposed Maple Grove Transit 'My Ride' Fare Increase

Jul 24, 2019 05:08PM
Maple Grove Transit is seeking public comments regarding a proposed 'MY RIDE' fare increase until Aug. 1, 2019. 

If implemented, the rate increase would be effective Jan. 2, 2020, according to Maple Grove Transit

Formerly the Dial-a-Ride program, MY RIDE "is an advance reservation, shared-ride, curb-to-curb service available to the general public," according to Maple Grove Transit

Currently, the rate for MY RIDE is $1.75 per one way ride, reduced to a $1.50 when a rider uses a 10-Ride Punch Card or 10-Ride Token Transit Mobile Fare Pass. Both items sell for $15. 

The proposed fare would increase the base fare from $1.75 to $3.00, but offer a discount for those riders using a 10-ride punch ticket or the 10-ride Token Transit Mobile Fare pass. 

Click here for details on the proposed fare increase.

The MY RIDE service began as the Maple Grove Dial-A-Ride in 1997 with a base cash fare of $1.50.  In 1994, the fare was raised to the current $1.75, according to Maple Grove Transit. 
 
Comments about the proposed increase can be sent to Maple Grove Transit via transit@maplegrovemn.gov or 763-494-6005.  

Once the public comment period is closed, a public hearing would be held at a 
Maple Grove City Council if Maple Grove Transit moves forward with a fare
increase proposal.

"The final fare increase proposal and the date of the future public hearing would likely be announced in September 2019," according to Maple Grove Transit.

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