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Santa Rosa may go back to diesel buses

After years of buying hybrid buses meant to save fuel and reduce emissions, Santa Rosa is now steering clear of the pricey technology.

Santa Rosa increases bus fares, trims service

Santa Rosa boosted bus fares and cut back service levels Tuesday in what officials called an unfortunate but necessary response to a $1 million budget gap. The City Council unanimously agreed to a plan that raises the cash price of a bus fare from $1.25 to $1.50 Feb. 1, reduces the frequency of service mostly on lesser–used suburban routes, and tightens policies to crack down on transfer abuse.