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Metro riders are encouraged to offer their input into pending WMATA budget decisions.
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Metro riders are encouraged to offer their input into pending WMATA budget decisions.

Have an opinion on what Metro should be spending money on? As part of the transit agency is surveying customers online.

The survey asks customers for their thoughts in prioritizing services that support Metro's day-to-day rail, bus and MetroAccess services, as well as ways to fund Metro and new fare options under consideration. It's part of an umbrella public outreach program that includes upcoming open houses and public hearings.

Riders are asked for their feedback on a customized monthly pass, which would be priced based on a person's "usual" Metrorail commute, new short trip and fast pass options, off-peak discounts, parking rates and the "peak of the peak" surcharge.

The survey is available through close-of-business March 12.

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