Metro Fares to Increase

December 3, 2013

Metro transit officials have drafted a nearly $2.9 billion budget proposal for the next fiscal year that would increase rail fares by an average of 3 percent — adding 10 cents to the cost of a typical train ride — and change the standard bus fare to $1.75, regardless of whether a passenger pays with cash or a SmarTrip card. Meanwhile, the cost of parking in Metro lots and garages, now $5 a day in most places, would go up by 25 cents in the new budget. (Post)

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