Think your bus fare is already expensive? Think again.
The Metropolitan Transit System is increasing fares starting July 1.
How much, you ask? Adult monthly pass holders will now pay $72; $36 for kids and students, and $18 for seniors/disabled/Medicare passengers. The Downtown Trolley Zone one-time fare will double, up to $2.50 (as are all other one-way fares). The 904 bus line will increase from $1 to $2.25 as well.
Running into the triple digits, the monthly Premium Express commuter pass will increase from $90 to $100. The Premium Day Pass will be replaced by the RegionPlus Day Pass and increase from $11 to $14.
Why the increases? The MTS released a news release explaining that the hikes are due to a budget deficit caused by the elimination of State Transit Assistance funding.