Tri-Rail Announces Fare Increase Starting in January - NBC 6 South Florida

Tri-Rail Announces Fare Increase Starting in January



    Tri-Rail Announces Fare Increase Starting in January
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    Tri Rail train painted with palm tree US flag and blue sky on the platform at Boca Raton Station.

    For the first time in more than 10 years, Tri-Rail is increasing its fares.

    The fare increase is set to begin on Jan. 1, 2020, and increases will be based on trip length, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority announced Monday.

    A full-price monthly pass changes from $100 to $110, which translates to $1.83 a day to ride. Employer Discount Program passengers will still enjoy reduced fares of 15 percent off monthly passes, at a cost of $93.50 for unlimited use in a month. Half-price discounts are still in effect for children ages 5-12, students, seniors age 65 and older, and persons with disabilities.

    Overall, there is a less than 10 percent change in fares.

    "Our service remains a great value for those who commute regularly and for anyone who travels to and from the area's three major airports," executive director of SFRTA/Tri-Rail Steven L. Abrams said in a statement. "We will continue to deliver an on-time and reliable service every day of the year. We value our riders and we're working hard for them."

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