TriMet says it's cutting fares for riders under the age of 17. Single ticket rides will fall by 40 cents, to $1.25, and the monthly pass will be cut by $2, to $28. The lower fares take effect Sept. 1.

The cut comes after a recent history for fare hikes by TriMet.

The transit agency also renewed free transit passes for Portland Public Schools high school students. PPS is the only school district in the metro region that is not required by state law to provide yellow bus service to high school students, and is the only district TriMet provides a dedicated fare program. 

For the past two years, the City of Portland, PPS, and TriMet have shared the $2.9 million cost of the program. Next year, TriMet will reduce its contribution to the program by $634,000. 

See the agency's announcement here.