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Metro Begins Charging Temporary Surcharge

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By Kavitha Cardoza

For the first time starting today, Metro riders will have to pay a temporary surcharge to help close a $40 million budget gap.

Karen Louzada says it's "unfortunate" taking the Metro will cost her an extra 20 cents a day.

"I feel like there's lots of problems with the Metro as it is," she says. "The escalators rarely work and the elevators rarely work and the Metro seems to get hung up, especially on the weekends, there are lots of delays."

But she says it's better than driving her car.

"I'd rather not deal with traffic during rush hour," she says. "I'd rather take the Metro."

David Alpert founded Greater Greater Washington website, which looks at transportation issues. He says even with the price hike Metro is still a good deal.

"We don't have to have as many highways as other areas," he says. "And we can have a lot more jobs in a smaller amount of space without huge parking lots."

The surcharge is in effect until June 27th.

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