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Details of Metro Fare Increases

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2012 at 11:00 am 63 Comments


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The Washington Post shares details of a proposed 5 percent increase:

Riders who use paper Farecards would face the biggest change. Whether going two stops or 10, they would pay one-way flat fares: $6 during rush hour, $4 in off-peak times.

The proposed budget would increase rail fares in rush-hour periods by an average of less than 5 percent for those using Smar­Trip cards, according to Metro. The maximum peak fare would rise from $5 to $5.75.

Rail riders would also see changes in off-peak fares. The base fare would increase to $1.70, from $1.60, a trip. The maximum off-peak fare would be $3.50.

Bus fares would increase by a dime, from $1.50 to $1.60. Cash payments would be rounded to the nearest dollar for buses.

Most rate changes would go into effect July 1.

Does anyone still use paper cards? If so, will the greater increase on paper cards encourage you to use a smarttrip card?

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