Riding the bus in Hastings likely will cost more starting May 1.
On Tuesday, Charles McGraw with RYDE Transportation provided the Adams County Board of Supervisors with information regarding changes to the city and county's public transportation system, including a proposed rate hike of 33 percent for in-town bus riders.
Since mid-2009, the Kearney-based Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska has operated the former Handi-bus, which provides public transportation for a fee to people in Hastings and Adams County.
RYDE, which stands for Reach Your Destination Easily, operates buses 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
In order to meet the new federal mandates, RYDE is proposing an in-town fare increase from $1.50 to $2 per ride.