King County Metro Transit fares will rise in January
December 7, 2010
The fare for a King County Metro Transit bus ride rises in January.
The standard fare for adult Metro riders is scheduled for a 25-cent fare increase. Fares for other Metro products, such as passes and ticket books, also increase.
Fares also change for Access customers. The fare increases by 25 cents. The cost for a monthly pass remains at $45. Youth fares remain unchanged.
The fare changes do not impact the 75-cent fares for seniors and other people qualified for reduced fares. The cost for a monthly pass is scheduled to increase.
Starting in January, seniors and other-reduced fare customers must purchase $27 monthly ORCA PugetPasses. The pass is good for travel on transit systems in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
Metro Transit plans to stop selling Metro-only annual and monthly-reduced fare passes in 2011, but existing Metro-only annual reduced fare passes remain valid until expiration.
The fare hike is part of a plan to ease the impact of a budget shortfall. Metro Transit has also made other cuts and reduced staff.
Customers can purchase ORCA — or One Regional Card for All — cards and other fare products at Metro sales offices, or by mail, phone or online. Call 888-988-6722 toll free.