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TriMet raises fares, improves monthly pass

TriMet announced on August 19th that, effective September 1st, adult all-zone and 2-zone fares are increasing by a nickel, in addition to increases to other passes. The fare changes, they added, are being made to offset the increasing cost of providing transit service and restore some service to help relieve crowding. The fare changes are:

• Adult All-Zone and 2-Zone single fares increase 5 cents

• Adult 1-Month Passes increase $4

• Youth/Student One-Month Passes increase $1

• Adult Seven-Day Passes increase $1

• Adult Fourteen-Day Passes increase $2

• 1-Day Passes increase 25 cents

In addition, TriMet is introducing a '30-day rolling pas' in response to requests from riders. The pass is valid 30 days from the date of purchase, giving riders the convenience and savings of a monthly pass that can be bought any time during the month.

The current monthly pass, valid from the first day of the month through the last day of the month, is still available, and can be purchased after the 20th of the previous month up until the start of the new month. However, the new rolling monthly pass can be purchased anytime, and rolls 30 days forward.

The new 30-day rolling pass joins existing seven-day and fourteen-day rolling passes. All passes are available at the TriMet Ticket Office at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

In addition, 'to improve reliability', 'schedule improvements' that are not described in TriMet's press release have been made to fourteen bus lines, among which are local buses #19, #32, and #33.