PORTLAND -- The TriMet zone fare system goes away on Saturday and the agency will raise prices for riding the bus and MAX.

The frequency of several bus routes will change on Sunday.

Under the system to be eliminated, ridership was divided into three zones as part of an effort to limit hardships to low-income riders.

Riders who still hold zone 1 and 2 tickets should use them by Friday or upgrade the tickets at the TriMet ticket office at Pioneer Courthouse Square, or they can pay a premium to use the tickets on the system. Zone 1 and 2 tickets will no longer be valid after Dec. 31.

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There will no longer be free rides on the MAX and streetcar systems through downtown Portland and the Lloyd District.

A single two-hour ticket will cost $2.50, a one-day pass $5 and a one-month pass $100. Prices were made lower for seniors and students but the student ticket price still rises 15 cents a ride.

New pricing structures will also affect online ticket orders and the use of ticket machines.

TriMet will be making service changes on 29 routes and adding two, effective Sunday.

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