: News

Metro Board Proposes Up To 10-Cent Fare Hike

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro's board of directors is proposing a fare hike to help fill a $40 million budget gap. The proposed emergency increase of up to 10-cents per trip for train, bus and MetroAccess fares to bring in additional revenue in the last few months of the fiscal year, which ends in July.

The board is also considering other cost-saving measures, such as service cuts. It will make a decision later this month, but it called for public comment and hearings within the next two weeks.

The board it is set to discuss possible additional fare increases and service cuts to make up an estimated $175 million deficit in the preliminary $1.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2011.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


From A Weirdo Nerd To A Guy Who Plays One On TV

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the actor Rainn Wilson about his new memoir, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy.

How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.

Snapshots 2016: Trump's Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

From time to time during this election season we'll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.