Posts Tagged ‘fare hikes’

Metro Approves Fare Hikes. Here’s What You’ll Be Paying.

The Metro Board of Directors approved its fiscal year 2015 budget today, which, as expected, included fare hikes on buses, trains, and parking.
The fares go in effect July 1, 2014. Here it is, in dollars and cents:

Fares will increase about 10 cents per trip, or by about 3 percent.
Short trips of 3 miles or less [...]

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Bryan Weaver Snags Latino Caucus Endorsement," "Adrian Fenty Is Bustin' Loose"
Good Morning. LL has tons of mayoral campaign items. But first, WaPo's editorial board drops [...]

Record Deaths, Suicides and Fare Hikes: Metro’s Worst Year Ever

In the year since the deadliest crash in Metro history, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has at least attained a certain level of distinction. "We do not see the frequency of accidents on other properties that we are seeing on Metro," notes National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman in Tuesday's WaPo article on the transit authority's [...]

Plan Now For Even Pricier Metro Rides This Summer

How much will higher Metro fares impact your own pockets? Adam Tuss at WTOP points out that the transit agency's Trip Planner tool can now tell you.
If you type in a trip, making sure that you use a date that is after June 27, you will be able to see your new fare.
Catching the 8:15 a.m. train [...]

Morning Roundup: Crowded, Uncrashworthy Sweatbox Edition

Area Metro riders are predicatably less than thrilled at yesterday's passage of "the most expansive fare hike in the history of the transit agency," perhaps none more disgruntled than 30-year-old Michael Wasson of Cleveland Park, who told WaPo:
"My position would be, if we need to pay a little more, that's fine, but is this really paying for Metro to [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Peak of the Peak Edition

The most hated man in Washington is glumly going golfing. That's right, folks, Sidney Crosby and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, your Washington Capitals' fiercest rivals, were finished off rather handily last night by those pesky Montreal Canadiens. 
Caps fans upset about the team's early exit from this year's playoffs can at least take solace in the dejected look [...]