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Metro Board Approves Fare Hike

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Metro board members during today's meeting approved a fare hike for riders.
Matt Bush
Metro board members during today's meeting approved a fare hike for riders.

By Matt Bush

Metro's board of directors has approved an across-the-board 10-cent fare hike for both rail and bus. The board's vote comes a day after a marathon public hearing, where the majority of riders urged a fare increase instead of service cuts.

Those pleas were on everyone's mind today, according to Metro general manager John Catoe. The fare increase was prompted by a decline in ridership since Metro approved its fiscal year budget last June, and the resulting drop in fares collected.

There's no exact date the increase will go into effect, but it will be by the end of February.

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