TOR, TZX, TRIPS Fares To Go Up

Rockland County government officials released a statement regarding proposed increases in fares for the Transport of Rockland, Tappan Zee Xpress, and TRIPS buses. According to the Department of Public Transportation as of June 1st TOR’s cash fares will remain at $2 and TZX’s will remain at $3. The proposed chage will come for reduced fares for eligible riders. The cost will be raised from $0.75 for TOR to $1 and $1 for TZX to $1.50. The TOR E-Saver will cost $20 for 11 rides and the TZX E-Saver will be $30 for 11. Proposed electronic fare discounts available will include an unlimited semester pass for college students, TOR unlimited 7-day E-pass, and a TZX 30-day unlimited E-pass. On the same date TRIPS buses will be raising to $4 per ride and passengers will have the option of buying a book of 10 rides for $30. According to the statement the discounted rates are being raised to better meet industry standards. Officials stated that the county meets requirements set by the Americans with Disabilities Act by provideing the TRIPS bus services, though adding the regular TRIPS services for people over the age of 60 is optional for them. In order to continue providing these services fares must go up, with the option of bulk discounts. According to Dan Moscato of County Executive Ed Day’s office the fare increases were included in last year’s budget and the raises are not proposed across the board, but only in some services.

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