Metro Surveys Riders Regarding Fares and Budget

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Frustrated Metro customers have a chance to reach out to the transit agency to vent about budget and fare issues.

Today, Metro began surveying customers online as part of a public outreach process that will include upcoming open houses and public hearings.

The survey, available here, asks customers for their thoughts in prioritizing services that support Metro’s day-to-day rail, bus and MetroAccess services, as well as ways to fund Metro and new fare options under consideration.

Riders also have to chance to at tented six public hearings hosted by Metro’s Board of Directors where the public may provide formal testimony regarding the budget and fare proposals.

The hearings will take place as follows:
Monday, Feb. 27
Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center – Hearing 569
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD

Wednesday, Feb. 29
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Cafeteria – Hearing 570
7130 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA

Thursday, March 1
Matthews Memorial Baptist Church – Hearing 571
John H. Kearney, Sr. Fellowship Hall
2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE
Washington, DC

Monday, March 5
Washington Lee High School Cafeteria – Hearing 572
1301 N Stafford St
Arlington, VA

Tuesday, March 6
St. Columba’s Episcopal Church – Hearing 573
4201 Albemarle Street, NW
Washington, DC

Wednesday, March 7
First United Methodist Church – Hearing 574
6201 Belcrest Road
Hyattsville, MD

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