Metro won't raise fares following public pushback

Metro won't raise fares following public pushback
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 3: Passengers wait for Metro Rail subway trains during rush hour June 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Skyrocketing gas prices are driving more commuters to take trains and buses to work instead of their cars. In the first three months of 2008, the number of trips taken on public transport in the US rose 3 percent to 2.6 billion, creating pressures on some transportation systems to cope with increasing ridership. Transit officials in southern California and elsewhere are now encouraging employers to stagger employee schedules to ease the rush hour crunch on trains and buses and Metrolink plans to add 107 rail cars to its fleet of 155 as soon as next year. Photo credit David McNew/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES (KNX) - After public pushback, the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will not increase the price to ride the bus or train.

Metro considered raising the fare from a $1.75 to to $2.

After overwhelming backlash, the price will remain the same, and one-way transfers will be free.

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