Ride On fare hike starts Sun.
Increased fares on Montgomery County's Ride On bus service will go into effect June 27.
The fare will be $1.50 with a SmarTrip card, or $1.70 in cash--up from $1.35 and $1.45, respectively. Express Ride On along Route 70 will go up to $3.65.
Regional one-day passes will no longer be available, and the free "Code Red" service on days when the air quality is bad will be suspended.
Kids will no longer ride free (though they can purchase a discount Youth Cruiser pass) and seniors and the disabled will ride free only between 9:30a.m. and 3p.m. weekdays.
The reduced-price transfer window shortens from three hours to two, a move Ride On says puts it in line with Metro's policy.
In February, The Post's Ann Scott Tyson reported that the county decided to increase fares to help close a $600 million budget gap.
Separately, Metro announced that the fare for the riding the Springfield Circulator (routes S80 and S91) will increase to 50 cents.
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