Metro Transit has a new fare option for transit users heading to concerts, sporting events and those who make multiple trips a day.
The area's largest transit agency recently debuted its All-Day Pass, which allows riders to take unlimited trips on local and off-peak express buses and light-rail trains from the moment of purchase until 2 a.m. the following day. The new pass, which costs between $1 and $4.50 depending on time of purchase, is not valid on Northstar commuter trains.
That means fans taking transit to the first major event at U.S. Bank Stadium on Wednesday won't have to worry if the soccer match between A.C. Milan and Chelsea goes into overtime.
The All-Day pass replaces the 6-hour option that had been popular with eventgoers, but sometimes left them scrambling to get home before their ticket expired.
"It will give customers more assurance that they can travel to and from events without having to purchase an additional fare," said Ed Petrie, director of finance for Metro Transit.
Metro Transit also has a 24-hour option available for $6. It allows for unlimited rides for 24 hours on buses and light-rail lines from the time pass is first used.
The all-day pass is available at all vending machines and at Metro Transit service centers. The 24-hour pass can be bought on all buses, at all vending machines, at Metro Transit service centers and online.