BAT Rate Hike Hearing 

The City of Bangor is holding public hearings on Friday to get feedback on a plan to raise rates for the BAT bus.The hearings will be held at 2pm and again at 5 in council chambers at Bangor City Hall.The city is considering raising fares from a dollar to a dollar and twenty-five cents, with half-price tickets going up from 50 to 60 cents.The cost of a five-ride strip of tickets would increase by a dollar, and a monthly pass would go up by five dollars.The city also thinking about cutting service on Bangor routes on six public holidays, and cutting Saturday service on the mall hopper route.