Bi-State Development Agency/Metro will host three public information sessions this week and a public hearing next week about a proposed fare increase that would go into effect in July 2014.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Thursday, March 27, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
St. Louis City Hall St. Louis County Government Center
1200 Market Street Second Floor
St. Louis, MO 63103 41 South Central
Clayton, MO 63105
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
East St. Louis City Hall
301 River Park Drive
East St. Louis, Illinois 62201
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. –Formal presentation at 6 p.m.
707 North First Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
The general public is invited to attend one of these meetings to learn more about three fare increase options under consideration and to provide feedback. A fare increase is necessary to meet Metro transit’s fiscal year 2015 budgeted goal of a five percent increase in passenger revenue. All of these options would generate an additional $2.25 million in annual revenue. Based on public feedback, Metro will adopt one of the fare increase options or a modified version of the three options.
Option 1 increases MetroLink one-ride fare from $2.25 to $2.50 (+$0.25); weekly pass from $25 to $26 (+$1); monthly pass from $72 to $80 (+$8) and semester pass from $150 to $165 (+$15).
Option 2 increases MetroLink one-ride fare from $2.25 to $2.50 (+$0.25): weekly pass from $25 to $27 (+$2); monthly pass from $72 to $78 (+$6) and semester pass from $150 to $175 (+$25).
Option 3 would not change the MetroLink one-ride fare; weekly pass from $25 to $28 (+$3); monthly pass from $72 to $80 (+$8) and semester pass from $150 to $175 (+$25).
The public meetings will be offered in an open house format with no formal presentations made. Metro staff will be available to discuss the fare increase options. The public hearing will include a formal presentation that will begin at 6 p.m., with the remaining time available for public comment. Residents who are not able to attend one of the public meetings are urged to participant and provide feedback online at www.metrostlouis.org/FaresPasses/FareIncrease2014.aspx