Public can weigh in on bus, MetroLink fee hikes

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Authorities are giving the public the chance to weigh in on proposed MetroLink fee hikes.

The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro's Operations Committee held a meeting Tuesday morning to discuss possible fare increases.

Two of the three options on the table included increasing MetroLink cash fare from $2.25 to $2.50, and increasing the price of a monthly pass to $80. Those increases would go into effect in July if approved.

The agency's goal is to increase passenger revenue by $2.25 million. Metro has implemented five fare increases since 2000. The last was in 2012.

All options retain the current MetroBus ($2.00) and Call-A-Ride ($4.00) one ride cash fares.

Option 1

Increase price of MetroLink cash fare from $2.25 to $2.50.

Weekly pass increased $1 to $26.

Monthly pas increased from $72 to $80.

Semester pass increases from $150 to $165.

Option 2

Increases in MetroLinks cash fare same as option 1

Weekly pass is increased to $27.

Monthly pass increased from $72 to $80

Semester pass increases to $175.

Option 3

Holds all cash fares constant, including MetroLink.

Weekly passes increase to $28 to capture additional revenue in view of not increasing MetroLink cash fare.

Monthly passes increase to $80.

Semester passes increase to $175.

For more information on fare increases and public meeting dates and times, please visit www.metrostlouis.org.


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