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Metro lowers fee for day pass in Los Angeles

May 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Taking the Metro in Los Angeles will soon be more affordable.

The Metro board voted to reduce the price of day passes from $6 to $5, and the day passes will be available on Tap Cards sold on buses.

The new rate starts Aug. 1 and it's part of a one-year test to see if a price rollback and convenience changes will encourage more commuters to try the Metro system.

The day passes were introduced in 2004 to replace transfer tickets.