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Charlotte City Council Approves Bus, Light Rail Price Increase

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CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte City Council approved a 20 cent increase Tuesday night for one-way tickets on city buses and the light rail. Prices will go from $2.00 to $2.20.

Some daily commuters say they're not happy about the increase.

"It kinda hurts my pockets because I don't make a lot of money, most people that are on transportation aren't making a lot of money," said Bryan Moore, a commuter.

Other commuters say an extra 20 cents isn't a big deal.

"Has no impact on me. I mean I save so much money by taking the light rail that I'd take it anyway. Even if it went up more than that," said Kevin Rollwage, a commuter.

Since the light rail opened in 2007, prices to ride have gone up about 70 percent.

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