Metro Fare Hikes Go Into Effect

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Metro Fare Hikes in Effect

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Riding Metro just got more expensive.

WMATA’s Finance and Administration Committee agreed to a three percent across-the-board fare increase in March, and it went into effect Sunday.

Here’s a full list of the changes:

Metro Rail

  • Fares will increase an average of 3 percent (about 10 cents per trip). Short trips of 3 miles or less will increase from $1.70 to $1.75 during off-peak and from $2.10 to $2.15 during rush hour.
  • The maximum rail fare during rush hours will increase to $5.90 (from $5.75). The off-peak maximum will increase from $3.50 to $3.60.
  • A $1 surcharge will continue to be applied for trips taken with a paper farecard.
  • Passes will increase to the following prices:

Unlimited one-day pass $14.50
Unlimited 7-day pass $59.25
Unlimited 28-day pass $237.00
7-day “short trip” pass $36.00

(To view new Metrorail fares for your specific trip, use Trip Planner with a date on/after June 29, 2014.)

Metrobus

  • Regular bus fares will become $1.75, regardless of whether using cash or SmarTrip. Fares are currently $1.60 for SmarTrip and $1.80 cash.
  • Express bus fares will increase from $3.65 to $4.00.
  • Airport buses will increase from $6 to $7.
  • Senior/disabled fares will increase to 85 cents (from 80 cents).
  • There are no changes to existing transfer discounts.
  • The 7-Day regional bus pass will increase to $17.50 (from $16).

 
Parking

  • Parking rates will increase by 10 cents at all Metro-operated facilities.
  • Parking rates will increase an addition 50 cents (total of 60 cents) for Metro-operated facilities in Prince Georges County – except at Landover, Addison Rd and Prince George’s Plaza stations.

 
MetroAccess

  • MetroAccess fares will continue to be two times the fastest rail or bus trip.
  • The maximum MetroAccess fare will be lowered from $7 to $6.50.

WNEW’s Chuck Carroll contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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