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Make That a $5 Day Pass: Metro Rate Hikes Begin Today
Today is the day where Angelenos will take out their wallets and slap down a 5-dollar bill into the ticket machines for a day pass. It's like Los Angeles is a big city now -- it has high(ish) rates for public transportation.
One-way fares will remain the same at $1.25 but the Metro Day Pass went up from $3 to $5; the monthly pass increased $10 to $62; weekly passes are now $17, up $3; the semi-monthly pass is gone; and an EZ transit pass, which is good for use on Metro and the various municipal bus operators in Los Angeles County, went up $12 making the total $70.
4 trips at $1.25 is $5, so at that point, you should just buy a day pass to save on the hassle (it helps especially when you are at a subway station fidgeting with the ticket machine as you hear a train pull up and away). 14 trips a week makes the weekly pass worthy and 50 trips a month gives reason for the monthly pass (we say trips, but each boarding counts as one. So if you take the Orange to the Red, that's two right there and round trip would be 4.)
For the full list of fare structure changes, click here.
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