ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - MetroLink fare prices have gone up. The increase, which kicked in Tuesday, is in connection with Metro's plan to increase fares every two years. This will not be the last time customers will have to dig a little deeper to catch a ride.
MetroLink officials say the reason for the increase is to offset higher costs for fuel, vehicle parts and benefits for employees. Passenger revenue accounts for nearly 22 percent of funding for MetroLink. The rest comes from tax payer dollars.
The change is also expected to increase MetroLink revenue by more than $2 million dollars over the next year. Note, the change will not impact Metro buses.
Price changes are as follows:
One ride: $2.50
Weekly Pass: $27
Monthly Pass: $78
Semester Pass: $175
For additional information visit: metrostlouis.org