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Friday, July 30, 2010

More Metrorail Fare Adjustments to Take Effect in August

The second phase of Metrorail fare adjustments will take effect on Sunday, August 1, with the implementation of a new 20-cent surcharge during peak-of-the-peak weekday travel periods, an increase in the cost of three Metrorail passes and a 25-cent discount per trip for customers who use a SmarTrip® card instead of a paper fare card.
 
Beginning August 2, Metro will be making a number of changes:
  • The Weekly Short Trip Pass will be $32.35.
  • The Weekly Fast Pass will be $47.
  • The Transit Link Card for MARC and VRE riders will be $102.
  • Metrorail customers who use a paper fare card instead of a SmarTrip® card will be charged an extra 25 cents.
  • Starting Monday, August 2, riders will pay an extra 20 cents during peak-of-the-peak afternoon trips between 4:30 and 6 p.m. weekdays. 
  • Because of technology issues, the new 20 peak-of-the-peak morning fare increase between 7:30 and 9 a.m. weekdays will not begin until late August. 
 
There is good news among all the fare increases. Metro is reducing the cost of a SmarTrip® card from $5 to $2.50 starting on August 29 to make it easier for customers to take advantage of SmarTrip® savings. This is the first reduction in the price of the cards since SmarTrip® was introduced in 1999.
 
For more information visit Metro’s website or call 202-637-7000.
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