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1st round of Metro fare hikes take effect

Metro riders are now seeing higher fare prices, on both buses and on the rails, as the first of two fare hikes has kicked in.

Tags: Metro , SmarTrip , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 06/24/2010, 05:01pm EDT

Metro budget picture may be worse than thought

Metro officials say the shortfall for the current year may increase by $25 million.

Tags: Metro , Adam Tuss

Friday - 06/11/2010, 10:09am EDT

Metro worried riders not aware of two fare bumps

Metro's chief concern is riders not being aware the increase will happen in two steps. The first fare increase will take place June 27, when peak period Metrorail fares will jump from $1.65 to $1.95, and Metrobus fares will jump to $1.50 for those paying with a SmarTrip card and $1.70 for those paying with cash.

Tags: Metro , Carol Kissal

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 06:51pm EDT

What will your fare be after Metro's next hike?

Metro's Trip Planner lets you know what the fare will be after increases go into place later this month.

Tags: Metro , Metrorail , Adam Tuss , WMATA

Friday - 06/04/2010, 11:59am EDT

Metro Board votes to increase rail, bus fares

After hours of discussion on Thursday, the Metro Board voted to increase bus and subway fares.

Tags: Metro , subway , bus , WMATA , Adam Tuss , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 11:45am EDT

Tense moments as Metro debates another fare hike

There was a tense - and at times fiery - debate as Metro's Board of Directors discussed fare increases and service cuts Thursday.

Tags: Metro , WMATA , Richard Sarles , budget gaps , service cuts , Peter Benjamin

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 01:49am EDT