106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

VRE Approves 3 Percent Fare Increase Beginning July 1

View Comments
Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Latest News
D.C. | Md. | Va. | Sports 
 

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia Railway Express passengers will soon see a 3 percent fare increase.

The fare hike was approved last week by the railway’s operations board and will take effect on July 1. It was discussed during a series of community meetings held from Washington to Stafford.

The minimum one-way ticket will go from $2.90 to $3, and the maximum one-way ticket will rise from $10.30 to $10.65.

The increase is expected to generate about $900,000 in additional revenue next year. That money will be used to pay for rising fuel costs and increased payments to Keolis, VRE’s primary contractor that runs the day-to-day operation of the railway.

The last time VRE raised fares was in 2009.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus