Payroll deductions to reflect increased Metro Pass costs St. Thomas Newsroom December 2, 2009 The cost of the Metro Transit Metropass increased this year from $207 to $228. UST’s Department Public Safety office notified most faculty and staff of this increase through renewal letters and Web site information; however, this information did not get communicated to the Payroll Department. As a result, payroll deductions since September have been at the $207 rate, not the $228 rate. Going forward, the bi-weekly payroll deductions for the Metropass will reflect this price increase and will be $8.76 per paycheck. The Department of Public Safety apologizes for this error.