MADISON (WKOW) -- Price changes go into effect for Madison Metro bus fares.
In November 2012, a public hearing was held to discuss an increase to all Metro fare items to address shortages in the City of Madison operating budget. The meeting discussed fare increase and a service expansion to the Owl Creek neighborhood.
After this public hearing, it was decided by the City of Madison Common Council not to move forward with this overall increase to Metro fares. As part of that decision, money was still allocated to fund additional service to the Owl Creek neighborhood, but the additional revenue to address scheduling and overcrowding on existing routes was removed.
During a meeting on December 12, 2012, the issue of overcrowding problems was discussed. The Transit and Parking Commission made a smaller targeted increase of select Metro fare items to fund extra service to address overcrowding and scheduling problems.
These fare item adjustments are expected to generate approximately $60,000 that will be used to implement service expansions and improvements.
Price changes to items below:
31-Day Senior/Disabled Pass
Commute Card rate
Para transit Fare
Current: $3.00 off peak; $4.00 peak
New: $3.25 (all rides)
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