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Morning Poll: Metro Fare Hikes

Pentagon City Metro stationTonight, at Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street), WMATA will hold a public hearing to discuss its upcoming FY 2015 budget and a proposed fare hike.

Under the current proposal, the base Metrorail peak fare would increase from $2.10 to $2.20 and the base off-peak fare would increase from $1.70 to $1.75. The maximum fare, with distance charges added in, would increase from $5.75 to $6.00 for peak and from $3.50 to $3.65 for off-peak. Standard Metrobus fares could increase as much as a quarter.

Metro fares help pay for just over half of WMATA’s operating budget, with the remainder funded by local governments like Arlington.

Given Metro’s well-documented service problems, how do you feel about a potential fare hike?
 

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