Cleveland, OH - The rising cost of bus fuel is taking a big chunk out of RTA's budget.
Late Tuesday morning, RTA decided to pass the cost onto the riders by imposing a fuel surcharge.
A price hike has been rumored for months but will now become a reality for cash-strapped riders beginning Monday, October 27th.
The fuel surcharge is expected to generate $4.8M dollars for RTA - which isn't much considering the public transportation company's fuel bill.
$11.9M dollars spent in 2007 for gas while this year's total is around $19.9M - that's a 68% increase.
If gas prices fall under $3 dollars in 2010, the hike will goes away.
If not, here's a breakdown on what you can expect to pay: