Metro’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

In April 2021, Metro’s Board of Directors approved the operating and capital budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (effective July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022). Thanks to federal relief funding, the need for drastic service cuts, station closures and employee layoffs has been prevented. Service will operate at pre-pandemic levels to support the region’s recovery and anticipated growth in demand. 

The approved Fiscal Year 2022 budget included:

  • A $2.2 billion operating budget that called for Metro to maintain service at 80-85 percent of pre-pandemic levels to support expected ridership growth.
  • A $2.6 billion capital budget that allowed Metro to continue investing in safety and service improvements, critical repairs to platforms and structures and system state of good repair needs.
In June 2021, Metro’s Board of Directors approved improvements to Metrobus and Metrorail service and fares to support the region's recovery and encourage more customers to return to transit.
Improvements included:
  • Extending Metrorail service to midnight seven days a week, starting on July 18, and 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays beginning September 5. 
  • Adding more buses and trains on weekdays and weekends, starting on September 5.
  • Introducing new fare discounts, such as $2 weekend one-way fares on rail and free transfers between bus and rail, starting on September 5.
In June 2021, Metro’s Board of Directors approved improvements to Metrobus and Metrorail service and fares to support the region's recovery and encourage more customers to return to transit.

Improvements included:

  • Extending Metrorail service to midnight seven days a week, starting on July 18, and 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays beginning September 5. 
  • Adding more buses and trains on weekdays and weekends, starting on September 5.
  • Introducing new fare discounts, such as $2 weekend one-way fares on rail and free transfers between bus and rail, starting on September 5.
Learn more at Metro’s fare and service changes page

For information about Metro’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget, check back here in late 2022, sign up to receive news releases or follow Metro on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for updates.