Metro price hike may impact Ariz. State students, staff

Posted on November 28, 2011

TEMPE — Arizona State University officials are preparing for cost increases for its U-Pass and employee Platimum Pass, which the university subsidizes in part, in the wake of a plan by Valley Metro to raise fares, according to the Downtown Devil.

Although university officials said they have not heard anything about fare hikes, they are fearful that a rise in cost would result in fewer student purchases as it has in the past. The student U-Pass, which allows unlimited access to the light rail and Valley Metro's bus service, saw an increase from $80 to $150 for the 2011-2012 academic year. For the full story, click here.





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