Sound Transit fares changing in July

New Sound Transit bus fares, one of them affecting seniors, will start taking effect in July.

The transit agency’s board, in action taken in April, approved phasing-in changes to ST Express Fares. On July 1, bus commuters with an ORCA Lift or Youth pass will see a flat $1.50 fare, while senior or disabled passholders will pay a flat $1 fare.

Another change is two years away. On July 1, 2020, adult riders will pay a flat fare of $3.25 on all ST Express bus routes. The new fare eliminates the previous two-zone fare system in favor of one fare throughout the ST Express service area, officials said.

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