Two Metro money-raisers
By Ronald Promboin
Let me add a couple of suggestions for targeted Metro fare increases to augment Samuel R. Staley’s proposal [“A $40 million crisis Metro can’t afford to waste,” Local Opinions, Jan. 10].
First, put a $2 surcharge on trips originating or ending at Reagan National Airport. The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system has a similar surcharge, and it would be a way to add visitor dollars to the Metro budget.
Second, develop “event” fares with surcharges for major sporting events or major concerts at Verizon Center and other venues. If parking facilities can profit from events in their areas, why not Metro?
| January 13, 2010; 7:57 AM ET
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