Gas Prices - Subsidies

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A proposed subsidized cab fare increase in the Grand Island area does not appear to be a trend in the state despite record-high gasoline prices.

Jerry Wray helps administer federal and state funds for rural transit programs through the Nebraska Department of Roads. He says he has not heard from any group that it will raise transportation fees because of raising gas prices.

The elderly and disabled in the Grand Island area may have to pay 50 cents more per subsidized cab trip because of high gasoline prices.

Officials say Action Cab Courier wants to charge $5.50 cents when its new contract kicks in July First. With help from subsidies, the elderly and disabled would pay $3.50 cents per trip, up from three dollars.