Northwest NEWS

June 18, 2001


Metro announces new bus fares

New fares go into effect for Metro Transit on Sunday, July 1, as part of an effort to increase both the quantity and quality of transit service.
   The 25-cent increase affects riders who use transit during the morning and evening commute - peak times - plus those who use it throughout the day and night at off-peak times. Senior/disabled fixed route fares are increased from 25 cents to 50 cents during peak hours only. To encourage new riders, youth fares drop from 75 cents to 50 cents. For more detailed information about the fare increase, log on to Metro Online at:, or call (206) 553-3060.
   The first week of July also marks service adjustments for the Independence Day holiday.
   On July 4 Metro and Sound Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule with extra service for Woodinville and Jul-Ivar's fireworks displays.
   The Metro tunnel and Metro's
   Rider Information, Lost & Found, and Customer Assistance offices will be
   closed, as will all other Metro, Sound Transit and King County offices.
   Sounder Commuter Rail will not operate on July 4th.
   The Elliott Bay Water Taxi will operate on a Saturday schedule. On Metro,
   All Day passes will be available for $2.50, and Family Fares apply, where up
   to four children through age 17 can ride free with each adult who pays a
   full fare.
   For complete information about all regular and special service on July 4th,
   log on to, or call (206) 553-3000 voice or (206)
   684-1739 for TTY/TDD, during the last week of June.
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