The Housatonic Area Regional Transit Board of Directors has approved fare increases and reduced services to Brewster. The base fare for a fixed route goes up a quarter to $1.75. The fare for ADA Paratransit increases 50-cents to $3. The rides between Trader Joe’s in Danbury and Brewster between noon and 2 pm will be eliminated, but does not affect the Brewster shuttle to the train station. Norwalk Transit will no longer offer two inbound and outbound buses to Danbury, and the 9:05 a.m. bus will only run to Wilton Center. The state is considering increasing bus fares by 15 percent, and cutting its contract with HARTransit by 15 percent.