DeCamp To Raise Fares July 5

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DeCamp Bus Lines will be sharply increasing the cost to ride the #33 Verona-New York City bus route on Tuesday, July 5.

The adult one-way ticket will increase to $9.05, an 11% increase. The 10-trip price will be $79.75, a 10% increase, and the 40-trip monthly pass will be $291.00, up 9% from the current rate.

Tickets purchased prior to July 5 will be honored after that date, but before stocking up, know that there are limits as to how long tickets can be used. One-way tickets are valid for one year, but 10-trip tickets are only good for 30 days. The 40-trip monthly tickets are valid for 60 days.

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In its fare hike announcement on Twitter, DeCamp did not say why it was raising prices. But, according to Statista, as of May, the price of a gallon of diesel gas had increased by $2 from May 2021. One gallon of diesel cost an average of $5.57 as of last month.

DeCamp suspended its commuter services for the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. When it resumed service in June 2021, it offered only half the runs it once had. Its schedule now is very close to its pre-pandemic service, except that there is only one express run from Verona during the morning commute.

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