METRO Board Chairman David Wolff explained, "They need to have it to get to work, they need to have it to get to health care, and we have to make sure that service is going to be in place 10 and 20 and 30 years from now."
METRO projects the increase will generate $14 million more in 2009. It's money the board chairman says is needed to keep the transit authority on solid financial footing and to pay for everything from fuel to payroll. The fare increases go into effect November 2.
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