DALTON, WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA. (WRCB)-- The cost to use public transportation in Whitfield County is soon to double.

Beginning September 1st, it will cost you $4.00 for a one-way trip.

That's up from $2.00.

Officials with the Whitfield County Transit Service say there will be coupon books, which will drop the fare to $3.00.

They say rising fuel costs are behind the price hike.

The transit service budgeted $97,000 for fuel this year, but now expects to spend about $125,000.