Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sound Transit Fare Change on June 1st

Starting June 1, 2011, fares on Sound Transit Express buses will change. How will the changes affect you?

Currently, trips within King County can be one or two zones depending on whether you cross a fare zone boundary within King County. Trips within Pierce or Snohomish counties are one zone and the one zone adult fare is $2.00. As of June 1st, King County will become one zone and the one zone adult fare will be $2.50.

The current two zone adult fare will no longer exist. Adult trips that cross a county (zone) line will cost $3.50.   This is a .50 cent increase from current fares.

One-zone youth fares will increase from $1.00 to $1.25, but the multi-county youth fare will remain the same.

Click here to learn more about these and other June 1, 2011 fare changes.

Also as a reminder link fares will be going up as well. This just in from Sound Transit:
Starting June 1, 2011, adult Link fares will rise 25 cents. Link tickets for adults will start with a base fare of $2.00 and add five cents to the base fare for every mile of your trip. See the fare chart for more details.
Starting June 1, 2011, all youth Link fares will become $1.25, for all one-way trips on Link light rail.
All reduced Link fares will remain 75 cents, for all one-way trips on Link light rail.

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