Madison Metro Transit Fares To Go Up In August

Metro Transit Needs To Raise $500,000 To Balance City Budget

Benjamin Peterson (CC-BY-NC-SA)

The Madison Metro Transit has to make up $500,000 to balance the city’s budget, and to do that, its increasing the bus fare for regular riders.

“We tried to identify which fares were used by people of color or those that are low income. And what we did is made sure those fares weren’t increased by more than 5 percent,” said Metro Transit spokesman Mick Rusch.

The cost for one way tickets will stay the same and low-income passes and tickets for senior citizens and disabled riders won’t go up either.

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However, the standard 31-day pass will cost $7 more. (Full price listings for all the new fares can be found here.)

The changes go into effect Aug. 28.