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Metro, Metrolink fare hikes take effect

July 1, 2010 12:17:28 AM PDT
Some fare hikes take effect on Thursday for public transportation in Southern California.The regular fare for Metro riders is now $1.50, which is up 25 cents.

Discounted fares for seniors, students and the disabled have not increased, nor have the fares on the Metro Silver Line.

Fare hikes for Metrolink riders also go into effect on Thursday. Last week, Metrolink approved a 6 percent rise in fares, which comes out to about 33 cents more per trip.

There will be service cuts to four trains: two on the San Bernardino line and two on the Ventura County line.