Surcharge for Fairfax Connector
The Fairfax Connector buses will start charging a fare surcharge the same day Metro adds its surcharge. As of Feb. 28, a Connector ride will cost an extra 10 cents.
The surcharge will remain in effect through June 30. Like Metro and the region's other transit systems, the Connector is having budget problems, partly because of declining ridership. Those problems were addressed first through service cuts and now through the addition of the surcharge.
This is what bus riders should expect to pay:
- The regular base fare will increase from $1.25 to $1.35 if you pay by SmarTrip card and from $1.35 to $1.45 if you pay cash.
- Fares for seniors and people with disabilities will increase from 60 cents to 65 cents.
- The surcharge will not be added to the express fares for routes 380D, 595 and 597.
- The surcharge will affect transfer costs. A charge will be assessed for passengers paying by SmarTrip card who start their trip on a transit service on which the fare is less than that of the Fairfax Connector.
February 19, 2010; 10:35 AM ET
Categories: transit | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax Connector
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