Metro Fare Hikes Go Into Effect
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:
- 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.)
- 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 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 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.