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Jun 28, 2012

Metro riders with paper fare cards to see big hike

WASHINGTON — When Metro raises its fares in July, riders who use paper fare cards will see big changes. Using a paper card will cost riders an extra $1 for each trip. Metro is raising the surcharge for paper fare cards from 25 cents to $1 beginning Sunday. The surcharge will be one of the […]

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 […]

Jan 10, 2012

D.C. Metro proposes 5 percent bus, rail fare increase

WASHINGTON — Metro is proposing to raise bus and rail fares by about 5 percent in an effort to overcome a $116 million shortfall in its upcoming operating budget. Riders who use paper fare cards would see the biggest change under the proposal, paying a one-way flat fare of $6 during rush hour and $4 […]

Sep 21, 2010

MTA begins use of its metro CharmCard

The Maryland Transit Administration held a press conference in the Charles Center Metro station Tuesday morning announcing the official beginning its CharmCard. MTA hopes the CharmCard, which is similar to DC's SmarTrip card, will expedite the system, and encourage people to use public transportation.

Aug 26, 2010

Metro to require full fare from SmarTrip users

WASHINGTON — Metro says it’s going to stop helping out SmarTrip riders who come up short on their fares. SmarTrip users can now exit the system even if the amount on their cards can’t cover the price of their trips. The system deducts the amount needed to exit the next time the user adds value […]

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