It’s going to cost more money to travel using Jacksonville Transit.
One-way rates have increased twenty five cents, from a $1.25 to $1.50.
The increase will help maintain service after a contracting change.
It’s the first rate hike since 2007. Some passengers agreed with the change after a public input meeting in April.
“And the general consensus was ‘we like transit. We love the level of service. We want to keep it that way and we’re willing to pay a little bit more for that service,'” said Anthony Prinz, transportation service director at Jacksonville Transit.
The money generated from the fare goes back to the service. It helps pay for fuel, vehicle maintenance, and drivers.
Jacksonville Transit said plans are in the works for more fare options in the future.