FOLLOWUP: Metro flat-rate fare gets County Council OK

The Metro Transit flat rate proposed this past summer just got approval from the County Council. From the official notice of today’s hearing, here’s what will happen:

The regular fare peak, off-peak and zone fare differential would be eliminated to create a flat regular fare of $2.75. The regular fare would be increased by $0.25 per trip during the off-peak, remain the same for one-zone trips during the peak, and be decreased by $0.50 for two-zone trips during the peak. The youth fare, low-income fare, seniors and persons with disabilities fare, and fares for Access paratransit service would not change. These fare changes would apply to all regularly scheduled public transportation service on buses, trolleys, transit vans, and dial-a-ride vehicles. These changes would take effect July 1, 2018.

Newly re-elected King County Executive Dow Constantine says, “We’ve taken customer feedback and turned it into action.” That feedback was collected last spring.

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