May 28, 2012

Metro to change rush hour service

WASHINGTON — Metrorail riders will soon see more trains during the morning and afternoon rush hours. The changes will begin next month and will take effect between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Twenty-one of the system’s busiest stations will see more trains during those hours. Only the […]

May 25, 2012

Metro OKs $2.5B budget, fares increasing in July

WASHINGTON — Metro’s board of directors has unanimously approved a $2.5 billion spending plan. The Washington Post reports the budget passed on Thursday includes $1.6 billion to operate and maintain the transit system’s trains and buses. It also will be used to pay employees, hire more police officers and prepare for the opening of the […]

Apr 26, 2012

Metro votes to increase fares about 5 percent

WASHINGTON — Fares are going up for riders of Washington’s Metro transit system. Metro’s board of directors voted Thursday for the first increase in bus and rail fares in the system in two years. The hike raises the average rail fare by about 5 percent. Bus fares are increasing by a dime, rising to $1.60 […]

Jan 27, 2012

Metro board votes to hold public hearings on fares

WASHINGTON — Metro’s board has voted to hold required public hearings on a proposed fare increase to address a $116 million budget shortfall. Metro managers have proposed increasing rail and bus peak fares by about 5 percent. Base fares would rise by 10 to 15 cents for riders who use SmarTrip cards. The current rush […]

Dec 13, 2011

Cab fares in D.C. to increase by 44 percent

WASHINGTON — Cab fares in Washington would increase by 44 percent under a proposal approved by the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission. The commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to hike the per-mile fare from $1.50 to $2.16. The wait time fare would also increase, from $15 to $25 per hour. The commission voted to eliminate most […]

Apr 4, 2011

AirTran No. 1 in performance, but travelers’ complaints rise

WASHINGTON — Low-cost carrier AirTran had the best overall performance of the 16 largest U.S. carriers last year in an annual study of airline quality released Monday, knocking the previous leader — Hawaiian Airlines — into second place. Regional air carrier American Eagle ranked last in the study, which is based on Department of Transportation […]

Feb 17, 2011

Airlines rolling back latest fare increase

DALLAS — Major U.S. airlines are rolling back a fare increase of up to $120 per round trip on tickets favored by business travelers. Delta Air Lines raised the fares Monday and other major airlines went along. But fare trackers say that US Airways had second thoughts and dropped the increase on Wednesday. Rick Seaney […]

Feb 15, 2011

Major airlines raise business travel fares

DALLAS — Major U.S. airlines are raising the price of some tickets favored by business travelers again, this time by up to $120 per round trip. Fare experts said Delta started the latest increase on Monday, which was matched immediately by American and a day later by United, Continental and US Airways. It’s the second […]

Feb 7, 2011

Southwest Airlines says January traffic rose 13.2 percent

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines Co. said Monday that traffic in January rose 13.2 percent from a year ago, and an important revenue measurement rose as passengers paid higher average fares. Southwest estimated that passenger revenue per available seat mile increased in between 8 percent to 9 percent, compared with January 2010. An available seat mile […]

Oct 21, 2010

Southwest sees 3Q profit on higher fares and traffic

Southwest Airlines Co. is making money as more people travel on the nation’s largest discount airline. Southwest said Thursday it earned $205 million in the July-through-September quarter. Traffic was up about 5 percent, which along with higher average fares pushed revenue up 20 percent. CEO Gary Kelly said the outlook for October is excellent too. […]

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