A change was made to Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority's (MTA) bus fare, making it cheaper and easier for customers, who will no longer have to pay a second fare to complete their trip.
The Nashville MTA Board of Directors voted Thursday to approve a new fare structure. It allows a free transfer to another bus within two hours of boarding. The fare change took effect Wednesday.
A subsidy was included in Mayer Megan Barry's operation budget to eliminate transfer fares so riders would no longer need to pay for a second ride to complete their trips.
The subsidy also supports the reduction in cost for other pass types, which have been adjusted to maintain consistent and effective per-ride cost for transit users throughout the fare structure.