MARTA has announced that it plans to raise its fares by 50 cents over the next year, going to $2.50 for a regular ride, the AJC reports. An increase could take effect Oct. 2.

MARTA will hear public comment on the issue in meetings May 16 and May 17, and its board will make a decision on the fare proposal at its meeting in June.

In addition to single rides, weekly and monthly pass prices would go up as well with a monthly pass increasing from $68 to $95. Mobility fares for the elderly and disabled were already going up, and the proposal would not raise them any more than already planned.

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