More important news from Metro concerning tomorrow’s light rail fare increase! Please note: The following information is from Metro, not from me! 🙂
It is crucial that this message be disseminated and understood by all Valley Metro bus and METRO light rail passengers.
1) Purchasing fares at the farebox or “on-board” the bus will cost more tomorrow (Wed, July 1). The local bus/METRO light rail/LINK All-day bus fare increases from $2.50 to $3.50. Purchasing this same All-day fare at the BUS farebox will cost $5.25.
2) Purchasing fares in advance will save riders money.
3) You can purchase a fare in advance at: METRO light rail station fare vending machines, online at valleymetro.org, transit centers, some public libraries, Safeway grocery stores, and Fry’s Foods. For a full listing, go here:
4) Why does the All-day pass for local, express and reduced fares now vary? Because purchasing fares at the farebox or “on-board” the bus slows down the boarding process for everyone and makes it more difficult for the bus to stay on schedule. 90% of our All-day passes are purchased on the bus—but now we have doubled our locations to purchase fares making it more convenient to save money.