Houston Metro to hike paratransit rates for first time since 1991

Posted on November 30, 2015

HOUSTON — After two years of studies and public meetings, Houston Metro’s decision to raise its on-demand Metrolift service for the first time since 1991 has raised concerns by the community who are on a fixed income, Houston Public Media reported.

The agency, however, says it is necessary to raise the fares to protect their bottom line, especially with the cost to provide a MetroLift round-trip now up to $52. To offset the fare increase, Metro says it will let MetroLift customers use the fixed-route buses for free. For the full story, click here.

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