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SAN FRANCISCO: The Municipal Transport Agency's (MTA's) proposed plan to hike up fares on the F-Line streetcar are proving an unpopular choice to raise extra revenue.
In an effort to raise output on the line by 10 percent the MTA has put forward a plan to triple the current two-dollar fare to six-dollars.
This would bring the price for a one-way trip on the famous line that runs from the Castro District, down Market Street towards the Ferry Building and on to Fisherman's Wharf to the same level as the city's historic cable-car routes.
But the idea isn't gaining much momentum from commuters and visitors to the city who have voiced concerns over the proposed hike. The Market Street Railway Company, who work to preserve the cars that run on the world famous line have also voiced concerns over the MTA's idea.
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However, the MTA have said that this is only one of three different proposals that they are looking at in an effort to raise revenues, although it seems to be the one gaining the most media attention.
Whichever idea the MTA does decide to roll with, their proposals and agreed budget have to be finalized and then submitted to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors by 1 May.
Their choice could be the difference between a green or red light.
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