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Metro Riders Criticize Plans To Raise Fares

Transit Agency Holds Public Hearing



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    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.