Starting Sept. 14, the fare to ride the public bus system in Camarillo will rise from 50 cents to $1 for all riders except students, senior citizens and the disabled.
The Camarillo City Council voted Wednesday to increase the price after instituting a new half-fare policy required by the Federal Transit Authority.
The city needed to establish the half-fare price for seniors and the disabled as a requirement for receiving a grant from the federal agency to buy two new buses.
Traffic Engineer Tom Fox recommended offering the lower price to students as well.
Fox told the council that the option to drop the current 50-cent fare to 25 cents for the three groups of people would have cut annual revenues from $9,000 to about $5,000.