Arlington, VA

Metro’s ‘Peak of the Peak’ fare surcharge is “highly unpopular among riders” — according to Metro.

The $0.20 fee applies to Metrorail trips on non-holiday weekdays between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m., and between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. The ‘POP’ charge is meant to generate more revenue for Metro at those time when rail service is the busiest.

But a presentation released by WMATA yesterday morning suggests the transit agency is thinking about eliminating the surcharge as part of an overall effort to simplify its fare structure.

If you’re a Metrorail rider, how do you feel about the Peak of the Peak surcharge? Have you ever tried to adjust your schedule to avoid the fee?


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