The Central Ohio Transit Authority is planning to raise its bus fares (“A pricier ride,” Oct. 10). Consider this: If one lives in a Downtown condominium or is paying high Downtown rents, one benefits from the free CBUS downtown circulator.

If one works Downtown, regardless of where one lives and how much one earns, one gets a free bus pass.

However, if one does not live or work Downtown and makes $10, $15 or $20 per hour, one will not only have to buy a bus pass, but will have to pay more when COTA increases its bus rates.

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Amy Klaben