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Metro Employees Rack Up $250,000 In Traffic Fines Over Three Years

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Metro employees have racked up more than $250,000 in traffic fines and fees over the past three years.

Public records obtained by WTOP radio shows Metro employees were fined $227,000 dollars since 2010 for traffic violations while driving Metrobuses or service vehicles. The transit agency picked up an additional $65,000 dollars in fees for tickets not paid on time.

Fines range from $40 to $400 per speeding ticket. Tickets for running red lights cost between $75 and $350, and parking tickets cost $50 to $200 for each violation.

During a 32-month period, Metro employees were issued more than 2,400 tickets. The agency says employees are responsible for paying them.

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