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Metro Is Considering Fare Hikes, And Wants To Know What You Think

Metro could hike fares again in 2014.
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Metro could hike fares again in 2014.

Metro is asking customers for comment on the transit agency's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget and fare changes.

Metro has posted a survey on its website which will be open until Feb. 11. It asks customers to rate the importance of things like escalator maintenance, improving announcements and signage, and a customer care program. The transit agency also asks about proposed fare increases.

The fiscal year 2015 budget would take effect July 1, 2014.

Metro's Board of Directors is also hosting a series of six public hearings between Jan. 29th and Feb. 6 in the District, Maryland and Virginia.

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