LOS ANGELES, CA — The Metro Board voted
last week to lower the price of the Metro Day Pass from $6 to $5 beginning Aug. 1 and to make the Day Pass available on TAP cards sold on buses at the same time. The new program is part of a one-year test to determine whether the price roll back and convenience changes will encourage more commuters to try the Metro system.
“Given the current economy and the high price of gas, a temporary price reduction could help make life a little easier for our existing customers and attract new riders,” said Metro Board Chair and L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe. “If the test is a success, it’s our hope that Metro will have the financial capability to continue it and make travel easier and more economical for everyone.”
The new program will be closely monitored for revenue and ridership impacts. After six months it will be analyzed and the Metro Board will decide whether to continue it past the one-year test.
For more information on the TAP smart card go to taptogo.net.