East Busway (Courtey Photo)

East Busway (Courtesy Photo)

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Riders of the Pittsburgh-area transit system saw a new fare system start this weekend.

The Port Authority of Allegheny County’s fare system took effect Sunday and sets a single fare for every ride, regardless of distance. Under the current zone system, riders pay more to travel farther.

Riders using a ConnectCard will pay $2.50 for a fare and it is $2.75 for riders paying with cash. Transfers will cost $1 with a ConnectCard or $2.75 with cash.

The port authority will start charging for ConnectCards, $1 starting Sunday, and it will eliminate the downtown free bus. It says the free light rail zone will remain.

 

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