Coos transit service fees may change to comply with federal law

A parked Coos County Area Transit bus on May 10, 2017. (SBG photo)

COOS BAY, Ore. -- Coos County Area Transit could see some changes in the near future that may affect you.

Under federal law, the Americans with Disabilities Act says that door-to-door transit service has to be double the fixed route fare.

To be in compliance, Coos County Transit officials propose reducing the fixed route charge from $1.25 to $1.

The move would take the door-to-door service fare from $1.50 to $2.

The fare change is just one of multiple changes coming to the transit agency.

A public meeting on the matter is scheduled for next Tuesday.

"We're trying to improve the service on everything that CCAT does, so it's the fixed route and the door- to- door demand response service,” says CCAT transit planner Scott Chancey. “We're trying to improve it all, make it a better service to the public as well as make it 100 percent compliant with federal laws that we have to meet. So that's what’s behind all this."

The proposed changes are scheduled to take effect July 1.

Contact CCAT for more information.

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