The final increase to TriMet’s LIFT transit fares took effect Tuesday. The five cent increase takes the fare to $2.50.
In 2011, officials agreed to phase-in fare increases over a three year period. The goal was to bring the LIFT paratransit fare equal to the adult two-hour ticket on TriMet buses.
The Americans with Disabilities Act mandates the LIFT program. Tri Met’s press release says the fare increases will help with costs and growth of the service.
Tri-Met declined to give any further comment.