(KMOV.com) – Those who ride Metro buses and Metrolink will soon be paying more to use the mass transit system.
Executives with Metro told News 4 the hike, which will take effect July 1, is necessary because costs for fuel, healthcare, and other expenses are going up.
Metro currently estimates 78 percent of their revenue comes from taxes and 22 percent comes from fees paid by users. Metro executives told News 4 the rate increase will raise $2.2 million in revenue per year.
Officials said the plan to increase rates was chosen with public input.
Several riders told News 4 they are unhappy with the increase. You can find a detailed list of fares here.