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TRAX riders getting a bit of a fare break

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TRAX users got an unexpected break for the New Year as fares didn't increase as scheduled.

But not to worry — those stepping onto TRAX will soon pay the expected $1.25 fare ticket prices.

UTA hit a slight snag when they realized the machine that accepts tokens was unequipped to be changed from recognizing tokens as a number other than $1.

"We are basically at the mercy of the supplier," UTA spokesman Kris McBride said. The machines are made in Germany.

McBride said the machine will have to be reprogrammed to correct the change. "To me it's magic," he said.

Since it's only been two days since the changeover was supposed to happen, McBride said UTA isn't worried about losing much since the fares increase took effect Tuesday.

McBride expects the machines to be reprogrammed by Friday.