LA Metro resumes bus fares, public transit advocates fight back

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Bus and train fares make up about 15-20% of Metro’s annual operating funds. Public transit advocates want Metro to find that money elsewhere and make public transit free for all riders. Photo by Amy Ta.

After nearly two years of free bus rides, LA Metro is resuming fare collection this week. The agency says it needs to charge to continue the service, but riders and public transit advocates aren’t buying it.

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