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Metro Transit Fare Increases Begin October 1

Beginning Sunday, October 1, fares for all buses and trains will increase by 25¢. This affects all service operated by Metro Transit, the Metropolitan Council, Maple Grove Transit, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, Plymouth Metrolink and SouthWest Transit.

Cash fares                                                Current    New

Local (bus/rail) Off-Peak                              $1.75       $2.00
Local (bus/rail) Peak                                     $2.25       $2.50
Express bus Off-Peak                                     $2.25       $2.50
Express bus Peak                                            $3.00       $3.25
Senior/Youth/Medicare Off-Peak               $0.70       $1.00
Senior/Youth/Medicare Peak (local peak) $2.25       $2.50
Senior/Youth/Medicare Peak (express)     $3.00       $3.25
Limited Mobility (at all times)                      $0.75       $1.00
Downtown Zone                                              $0.50    No change

All Northstar fares will also increase by 25¢ on weekdays and weekends.

Metro Mobility prices will increase by 50¢ with an added distance-based surcharge. Transit Link fares will be restructured.

Pass prices will change accordingly. The 10% discount currently offered with stored value purchases will be eliminated.

For pass prices and other details related to the fare increase, visit

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