New fare policies were approved by the METRO Board of Directors May 23, 2019. Implementation of new systems are scheduled to start April 1, 2020.
UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING FARE CHANGES:
March 31, 2020 - Last day paper passes/tickets stamped to expire 12/31/19, 3/31/20, or unstamped tickets will be accepted.
April 1, 2020 - Fare Increase takes effect (see fare pricing)
ONLY paper tickets stamped 'Expires 6/30/20" accepted through
June 30, 2020.
April 1 - April 30, 2020 - Paper passes/tickets sold at increased price.
May 1, 2020 - Paper tickets are no longer sold.
July 1, 2020 - Full adoption of Electronic Fare System
Paper tickets no longer accepted;
Paper transfers no longer issued or accepted.
Introducing Electronic Fare Options - Smartcards and Mobile App
Smart card and mobile app. fare payment options will replace paper-based paper and tickets. Please note update above
Cash (exact change) will still be accepted on board buses.
Introduction of Reduced Fare Options for Seniors (65+); Persons with Disabilities; and Youth riders (ages 6-18)
Introduction of Rewards Program--pay-as-you go pricing ( Fare Capping).
Riders on METRO and South Portland Bus Service* with smart cards/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 additional locations throughout our service area. Check back for list.
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 $2.00