Implementation of the fare increase and introduction of the new electronic fare system, originally planned for April 1, 2020 has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
METRO has suspended fares since March 20, 2020. This suspension will continue through September 30, 2020.
Plans are underway to introduce the new fare system --
DiriGo TouchPass in October.
(please check back for confirmation of the date )
Smart card and mobile app. fare payment options will replace paper-based paper and tickets.
Cash (exact change) will still be accepted on board buses.
Introduction of Reduced Fare Options for Seniors (65+); Persons with Disabilities; Youth riders (ages 6-18); Veterans, and active military.
Introduction of Rewards Program--pay-as-you go pricing
( Fare Capping).
Riders on METRO and South Portland Bus Service* with smartcards and mobile ticketing will never pay more that $6/day and $60/month for local service.
Smartcards will be available at at the METRO Pulse at Elm Street and other locations. Check back additional info.
NEW PASS -- allows unlimited trips for 90 minutes
(paper transfers will be eliminated)
One-way fare regular fare from $1.50 to $2.00;
reduced fare from .75 to $1.00.
METRO BREEZ one-way regular fare from $3 to $4;
reduced fare from $1.50 to $2.0