June 19, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 25

Commissioners Hear Complaint About Transit Rate Increase

Harry Ratzky is protesting the decision to raise rates for rides on the Valley County Transit buses. He told the Valley County commissioners on Tuesday that he believes the increase is in violation of the Montana Civil Rights Act and probably the federal Civil Rights Act, because he has protected status as a senior and a person with a low income.

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The rate increase, announced May 29 in The Courier, is the first since 1997 and is to go into effect July 1. All rides in Glasgow will cost $1. The fare for seniors and children is currently 75 cents. Regular monthly passes will increase from $35...

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