Construction of the HART MetroRapid line is nearly finished!
During the past several weeks, HART has been working hard to install shelters at each of the MetroRapid stops, testing out its new, sleek, green and white buses, and making final preparations for the line’s opening (such as landscaping and lighting at the stations).
On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, HART will be opening the line to the public and offer fare-free rides for a two week period to help entice ridership and work out last-minute kinks with the system. Revenue service is slated to begin on Monday, June 10, 2013. The cost to ride the MetroRapid line will be $2.00, which is the same as the local fare. This alone should be able to entice riders to use MetroRapid, because they won’t have to pay a separate higher price (like the express routes) to use the service. Of course, if you purchase a day or month pass, you’re good to go as well!