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Cincinnati students to pay more for Metro cards

What started out as a free service–Metro bus rides–is now costing students at the University of Cincinnati money and another increase may be coming. “We want to keep it going,” said a university spokesperson, who pointed to a reduction in the number of cars on campus as one of the benefits.

The pilot program began two years ago as a free service for students who produced a photo student ID card. The university issued special student IDs so it could track usage and costs. Once the university started charging for the card, $10 initially, usage dropped. The university increased the fee to $15 for the summer quarter and indicated there might be another increase in the fall.

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