Valley Metro prices higher starting Wednesday

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MESA -- Riding a bus or light-rail train in the Phoenix metropolitan area will cost a little more starting Wednesday.

Bus, light rail fares rising

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Valley Metro, the region's mass transit agency, is raising the price of a one-way ticket by 50 cents to $1.75.

An all-day pass, probably the most common fare purchased by commuters, will be $3.50.

It's the first increase in Valley Metro's base fare since 1994.

Another significant change effective Wednesday is that fare machines aboard buses now will accept $5 bills.

Information from: East Valley Tribune/Scottsdale Tribune

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