What's wrong with 2.25?

I'm sick and tired of all of the bitching from people about how Metro Transit is raising the bus fares to 2.25! I ride the bus everywhere I go and, honestly, 2.25 isn't that much! This is the first fare increase introduced in over 4 years, and the price of everything else has gone up, so why the shock that transit has raised their rates? The increase is required to offset rising operating costs and future growth, which means more buses, more routes and better transit services for all of y'all. Over the past four years, Metro Transit’s service has grown by more than 60 percent to accomodate the increased ridership in the city, so more money is needed, end of story! Finally, despite this new price increase, Metro Transit still has one of the lowest transit fare structures for cities of comparable size across Canada. So please, everybody, shut up!

---Halifax Rocks

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