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Sound Transit Considers Implementing Link Fares
How much would you pay to ride the Link? That's a question that Sound Transit is apparently giving some serious thought to.
With Link ridership consistently increasing and activity in downtown Tacoma on the upswing again, Sound Transit is considering implementing fare collection. According to The News Tribune, numbers being discussed are between $1 and $2 for adults, with reduced fares for children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.
The 10 year-old Link line only covers the 1.6 miles between the Tacoma Dome and the Theater District currently, but with the downtown-Stadium-MLK route selected as Tacoma's official preferred route for the next step, at least the possibility of growth is on the table, albeit not for a decade or more.
The Sound Transit Board is expected to decide by late September whether and how much to charge. If they do decide a fare makes sense, the changes would most likely not go into effect until next summer.
So, how much would you pay?
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