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Morning Read: D.C. Councilmember Proposes Doubling Circulator Fare Rate

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AM Read: Cheh Proposes Doubling Circulator Fare

Some D.C. Circulator buses are beginning summer hours April 1. (Photo by Coolcaesar on Wikipedia. Used under a Creative Commons license.)

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh has proposed significant fare hikes for the Circulator buses, doubling the fare for passengers paying cash from $1 to $2.

SmartTrip card users would pay $1.50.

The fares would go into effect July 1, with the expected $1.7 million in revenue from the price increases going to the Washington Elderly & Handicapped Transportation Service and to expand Circulator routes around the city.

A spokesman for Mayor Gray said he would evaluate the proposal, but that the mayor does not support raising fines, fees or taxes, The Washington Examiner reports.


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