Bi-State to hold hearings on fare increases

News-DemocratMarch 10, 2014 

The Bi-State Development Agency will hold several public meetings in the coming weeks to discuss an increase in fares.

The meetings will be held:

* 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. March 25 at St. Louis City Hall, 1200 Market Street, St. Louis.

* 4-6 p.m. March 27 at the St. Louis County Government Center, 41 South Central, Clayton, Mo.

* 4-6 p.m. March 26, East St. Louis City Hall, 301 River Park Drive, East St. Louis.

* 5-7 p.m. April 1, Metro Headquarters, 707 North First Street, St. Louis.

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 a one-ride fare from $2.25 to $2.50, a weekly pass from $25 to $26, a monthly pass from $72 to $80 and a semester pass from $150 to $165.

* Option 2 increases MetroLink a one-ride fare from $2.25 to $2.50, a weekly pass from $25 to $27, a monthly pass from $72 to $78 and a semester pass from $150 to $175.

* Option 3 would not change the MetroLink one-ride fare, but it would increase a weekly pass from $25 to $28, a monthly pass from $72 to $80 and a semester pass from $150 to $175.

Residents who are not able to attend one of the public meetings are urged to provide feedback online at www.metrostlouis.org/FaresPasses/FareIncrease2014.aspx.

They may also comment on the fare increase options by calling 314-982-1422, or by e-mail to FareIncrease2014@metrostlouis.org.

Public comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014.

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