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Metro Considers Latest Fare Increase

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Stephanie Kaye
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By Stephanie Kaye

Metro could vote later this morning on the largest fare hike in the agency's history.

The vote could be some time in coming, though, as several board members say no consensus has been reached. Budget-slashing options they're considering include a 15 percent hike in train fares and a 20 percent increase in bus fares. That would put the peak-time train ride at $1.90, and raise peak bus fare to $1.50.

Also being considered: new "peak of the peak" rail fares - that's an added charge of either 10 or 20 cents that would be charged for rides from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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