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Big Changes Made To MTA Bus Fares

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Posted at 8:57 PM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 21:57:19-04

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.