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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]