Effective Oct. 1, Miami-Dade Transit fares will increase.
The cost of a one-way trip on Metrorail or Metrobus will go up from $2 to $2.25. Special transportation service (STS) will also increase from $3 to $3.50 per trip. Golden passport and Patriot passport users will continue to ride fare free.
On Sept. 19, the Miami-Dade County budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 was approved, which included a fare increase.
This fare increase, the first in five years, is necessary to help defray operational costs. In 2012, Miami-Dade Transit transported approximately 108 million passengers.
Despite this necessary increase, it is important to note that taking transit is still a cost effective transportation option. With today’s high gas prices, the use of transit can save commuters money at the pump while reducing the wear and tear on their vehicles.
The cost of passes offered by Miami-Dade Transit also will increase.