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Ticket to Ride: Metro's Day Passes Now Back to $5

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With August comes the start of a one-year program that finds the Metro Day Pass being sold for a "rollback" price of $5. As of yesterday, passengers could pick up their $5 pass at ticket vending machines and when boarding Metro buses.

It will be just another week until riders can load those passes onto their current TAP cards, though; customers can do that at service centers and retail outlets that offer TAP cards starting Monday August 8.

Metro's Board of Directors approved the Day Pass price reduction in May, opting to return, as proposed, the cost to what it was from 2007-2010. The $5 price will be in effect for one year, as Metro studies its usage to determine if its lower cost inspires more Metro ridership.