Monorail, bus fares to rise
With the consumption tax rate scheduled to icrease to 8% this April, officials at Okinawa Urban Monorail Inc. have decided to raise fares, and so have the 11 bus companies operating in the prefecture as well.
Except for the basic ¥260 fare, the cost of tickets will increase by ¥10 for each following section of the route on the monorail. Also, including bus companies from the outer islands, all eleven have submitted applications to the Okinawa General Bureau to raise their fares. The basic bus fare within Naha City will rise from ¥220 to ¥230.