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Proposed fare increases are focus of transit workshop

BROOKSVILLE

Proposed fare hikes are focus of workshop

The Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization will host a mass transit workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Wal-Mart Supercenter, 7305 Broad St. Another workshop will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hernando County Government Center atrium, 20 N Main St.

The workshop will address the proposed fare increases for the fixed-route and Americans with Disabilities Act paratransit service.

Hernando County MPO staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

The proposed fare changes include: Starting Oct. 1, the regular fare will go from $1 to $1.25 and the reduced fare from 50 cents to 60 cents; the ADA paratransit fare will go from $2 to $2.50. Transfers, which are currently complimentary, will cost 50 cents. Prices will rise again, starting July 1. Also, as of July 1, transfers will be eliminated.

For information, call Dennis Dix or Steve Diez in Room 262 of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., by calling (352) 754-4057, or e-mail mpo@hernandocounty.us.

Related items can be viewed online at www.hernandobus.com or www.hernandocounty.us/mpo.

Homeschool families invited to open house

The Hernando County School Board invites parents of homeschooled children to an open house at 6 p.m. Thursday at the School Board meeting room at 919 N Broad St.

Parents are encouraged to share their reasons with superintendent Wayne Alexander for leaving or choosing not to attend district schools.

Those planning to attend are asked to call Celine Rivera at (352) 797-7001.

Free Friday concert features Emberlasting

Emberlasting will perform a free community concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St.

Emberlasting is a Christian band. For information, call Christopher Fratello at (352) 573-1093.

BROOKSVILLE

Child care certification course sign-up is now

Hernando County Adult and Community Education at Nature Coast Technical High School is taking registrations for its child care certification course scheduled to begin Friday. The school is at 4057 California St.

This is a 30-hour course that will meet four evenings a week for 3 1/2 weeks for about three hours per evening. The cost is $80, which includes the cost of the five training manuals.

Registration fees are due at the time of registration. Applicants must come to the adult education office to complete paperwork, pay fees and be scanned for security purposes.

Classes are first-come, first-served.

For information, call (352) 797-7091.

Proposed fare increases are focus of transit workshop 08/11/08 [Last modified: Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:35am]
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