The fare for riders on the ConneX on-demand ride service in Sartell will increase to $2.50 per ride beginning April 1.
Metro Bus said there will continue to be free transfers during the two-hour window from when the original fare was paid. Passengers will be able to transfer between fixed routes and ConneX for free within the transfer window as well.
The system’s 31-day and 10-ride passes can be used on the ConneX service. Passengers eligible for the U-Pass Ride Program will also be able to use their student IDs to ride ConneX. Service-connected veterans can ride ConneX for free.
The ConneX on-demand ride service replaced fixed route buses in Sartell starting in January 2019. The service is a trial set to end Dec. 31. A decision will be made late in 2020 on whether the service will remain permanent.
To learn more about ConneX, visit www.ridemetrobus.com/connex/.
Author: Heidi L. Everett
Heidi joined The Newsleaders Oct. 30, 2020 after being a fan of the St. Joseph edition for 15 years. When she is not sharing local news and stories, she is a professor of strategic communications at St. Cloud State University.