LOS ANGELES – The Metrolink Board of Directors voted to decrease fares for trips 20 miles and under, the agency announced Wednesday.
The lower fares will go into effect July 1, marking the second time in 2016 fares for short-distance trips have been decreased on Metrolink trains.
Monthly passholders could save up to $84 a month, totaling more than $1,000 annually.
“Lowering fares for these short trips will make Metrolink more appealing and competitive with other forms of transportation,” stated Shawn Nelson, chair of the Metrolink Board of Directors. “We are pleased to offer these discounts to our current passengers and to new riders, as well.”
In January, Metrolink lowered fares by introducing a $3 “Station-to-Station” fare pilot program for a period of six months for one-way and roundtrip passes.
The pilot program, which ends June 30, showed significant interest from riders for short-distanced options, according to Metrolink officials.
The $3 “Station-to-Station” fare pilot was only available for select tickets. The recent board action makes the reduced short-distance fares available to all ticket types, including monthly passholders.
[Information via news release from Metrolink.]