MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tri-Rail announced Monday it will be raising it’s ticket prices starting January 1, 2020.
“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”, said Steven L. Abrams, executive director of SFRTA/Tri-Rail.READ MORE: Police Investigating Double Stabbing On Miami Beach
“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.”READ MORE: Miami Weather: Chilly Monday Night Will Break Way For A Sunny Tuesday
Officials say the amount of the fare increase will vary based on the length of one’s trip along its 73.4-mile corridor.MORE NEWS: Shoppers Scoop Online Deals As Workers Race To Fulfill Orders
Here is a look at some of their increases:
- A full-price monthly pass changes will go up from $100 to $110, which translates to $1.83 a day to ride.
- Employer Discount Program passengers will still enjoy reduced fares of 15% 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.Tri-Rail says the fare increase will cover higher expenses for rail car maintenance, fuel, train operations, ticketing systems, technology improvements and more.
Passengers are encouraged to call 1-800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245) for questions about the fare changes.
Tri-Rail officials say this is the first increase in almost 11 years.