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Sound Transit approves free youth fare policy


Last updated 8/5/2022 at 9:57am

Under 18 and want to use Sound Transit? You can soon ride for free.

Sound Transit's board of directors voted unanimously today to approve free fares for those 18 and younger, effective Sept. 1. The new policy was prompted by the Move Ahead Washington transportation package passed by the State Legislature in March, which incentivizes all Washington state transit agencies to adopt a free fare policy for riders under 19 years old.

Under the agency's previous policy, youth pay a reduced fare of $1.50.

"(The) decision will not only increase affordability for youth and families, but it will incr...

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