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Metrolink Hikes Up Fares 7 Percent

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Metrolink riders take note: as expected the board plans to hike up fares at 7 percent starting July.

The board sent out a release today saying that the hike was a "last resort" to help cover a $13 million shortfall next year and avoid cutting service. This means if you have a monthly Metrolink pass it will go up about $20. The hike will raise $4.5 million for the agency, while the rest will come from Metrolink's five other partners (including Metro).

Metrolink said it needed extra mula to cover rising costs for contractors, fuel, connecting transit transfers and employee benefits.

"This is a last resort to be able to continue to offer the safe transportation options the region needs without cutting service," said Metrolink Board Chairman Richard Katz.

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