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Public Hearing regarding Fares for Veterans
A public hearing will be held at 8:00am on December 11, 2014 at Whatcom County Council Chambers (311 Grand Ave., Bellingham) regarding a proposal to allow all U.S. veterans to be eligible for a WTA Reduced Fare Card. By showing either a Veterans Medical ID Card or a DD-214 document this proposal would allow all U.S. veterans to purchase either reduced fare bus passes or pay a reduced cash fare on any WTA fixed route bus. If approved it would take effect on January 2, 2015. You can comment on the proposal by email to comment@ridewta.com, call (360) 715-4500 and leave a message or mail comments to: Rick Nicholson, Director of Service Development, 4111 Bakerview Spur Road, Bellingham, WA. 98226 For questions about this proposal contact Rick Nicholson, Director of Service Development, at rickn@ridewta.com or at (360) 738-4585.


Fare Changes on Route 80X
WTA and Skagit Transit have worked together to match our fares on Route 80X. We’re also introducing a regional bus pass, the NEW County Connector Pass. The cash fare for Route 80X will remain $2 when traveling between counties and $1 when traveling within one county. The following changes will take effect on January 2, 2015: • WTA and Skagit Transit will sell a NEW County Connector 31-day pass for $50 ($25 for youth, students, or reduced fare riders). Riders with this pass can ride throughout the region on Route 80X, Skagit’s Route 90X, all Skagit Transit local service, and all WTA local service. • A new day pass, the Skagit-Whatcom day pass, will be sold by WTA and Skagit Transit for $6. Riders with this pass can ride Route 80X, all Skagit Transit local service, and all WTA local service. It cannot be used on Skagit’s Route 90X. • WTA’s monthly and quarterly passes and Skagit’s 1-day pass and 31-day pass will not be accepted on Route 80X. WWU and SVCC passes will remain valid until further notice. • WWU staff and faculty passes will be valid on Route 80X through Summer Quarter 2015. • Riders 75+ will no longer ride for free on Route 80X. For more information contact Rick Nicholson at WTA at (360) 676-7433 or Carolyn Chase at Skagit Transit at (360) 757-8801.


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