ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – MetroLink fares are going up in July; the only question is by how much. Metro will hold several meetings at the end of this month to get feedback from the public.
Metro Spokesperson Patti Beck says these fare increases are necessary. She explains, “In order to sustain the current level of service that we have, we need to stay in tune with inflation and rising costs of fuel, vehicle parts, and medical benefits.”
And these hikes are here to stay, part of a long range plan to increase fares every two years, equal to a five percent increase in revenue.
“We think that it is easier if we do small adjustments along the way. Two years ago we had a small adjustment, and we’re proposing a small adjustment this time,” says Beck.