Rush-hour pricing sought for big events
Metro wants to start charging rush-hour prices during highattendance public events such as the Women’s March and the guncontrol-focused March for Our Lives.
A Metro board committee voted Thursday to hold a public hearing on whether to charge peak fares on weekends and holidays when major events require the transit agency to run rush-hour levels of service. Those events would potentially include major protests, highridership holidays such as Independence Day and events that draw particularly large crowds.
The goal, Metro says, is to recoup the funds spent running rush-hour levels of service throughout a weekend day or holiday, which requires significant overtime.