Metro board split on fares
The Metro board is deeply divided over exactly which fare and fee increases it will approve.
The transit staff did not get the guidance it sought to begin setting up the fare increases. Instead, the board's finance committee voted Thursday morning to send a set of recommendations on fares to the full board, which will meet in two weeks to debate the recommendations.
The proposal includes a 15 percent increase in Metrorail fares, a 20 percent increase in bus fares, no increase in the daily parking fee, a 186 percent increase in the cost of bike locker rentals, Metrorail surcharge of 20 cents for the peak of the peak ridership times and a peak fare charge for the weekend night-owl service.
The full board can change any of that, and almost certainly will as the members pursue jurisdictional interests and transit policy goals.
May 13, 2010; 12:10 PM ET
Categories: Metro , Transportation Politics | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Metro budget, MetroAccess, Metrobus, Metrorail
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