Metro Delays Fare Increases By A Day | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Metro Delays Fare Increases By A Day

Play associated audio

By Sabri Ben-Achour

Metro was going to raise fares Monday.

By 25 cents if you use a paper card instead of a smart trip card, and 20 cents more for everyone during afternoon rush hour 4:30 to 6 pm and after midnight on friday and saturday nights.

But those changes will wait till Tuesday while Metro installs signs to make the changes clearer.

Metro is raising rates to cover a $189 million budget deficit brought on by the recession.

And there are more fare increases coming at the end of the month for morning rush hour.

The price of smart trip cards will be cut in half to $2.50.

More information can be found on WMATA's website.

NPR

Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.
NPR

Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Legislators Kill Medicaid Expansion Effort

The Republican majority killed a compromise effort on a 64 to 33 vote. That means no action will be taken to expand Virginia's Medicaid program.
NPR

Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.

Leave a Comment

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