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Metro Riders Criticize Plans To Raise Fares

Transit Agency Holds Public Hearing



    Metro Riders Criticize Plans To Raise Fares

    Metro’s proposal to raise fares is not going over well.

    Tuesday night, a crowd of frustrated metro riders told the transit agency they don't want to pay higher fares.
    Metro is proposing a price hike to help pay for safety improvements.
    The agency wants to increase off peak Smar-Trip fares by 10 cents, and more for those who buy paper tickets.     

    Metro will hold five more public meetings:

    Wednesday, Feb. 29
    Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Cafeteria – Hearing 570
    7130 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church, VA

    Thursday, March 1
    Matthews Memorial Baptist Church – Hearing 571
    John H. Kearney, Sr. Fellowship Hall
    2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE
    Washington, DC

    Monday, March 5
    Washington Lee High School Cafeteria – Hearing 572
    1301 N Stafford St
    Arlington, VA

    Tuesday, March 6
    St. Columba’s Episcopal Church – Hearing 573
    4201 Albemarle Street, NW
    Washington, DC

    Wednesday, March 7
    First United Methodist Church – Hearing 574
    6201 Belcrest Road
    Hyattsville, MD

    Open forums for the hearings begin at 6 p.m. each night, followed by the public hearings at 7 p.m.

    For more infomation, on how to sign up to speak at one of the hearings or to submit evidence, click here.