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Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Metro’s big surprise

On occasion, reports produced by local bureaucracies can be insightful. This is not one of those times. A new WMATA report shows that not only are people unhappy about paying higher “peak-of-the-peak” fares -- they also aren’t quitting their jobs to show their disgust with the added charges. Amazing!

Riders who take Metro on weekdays between 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m., of course, are paying an extra 20 cents as part of a fare hike instituted last year to help remedy a nine-figure budget gap. However, as Kytja Weir reports, most riders are just grinning and bearing it, despite their frustrations with the added cost, the confusing fare structure and the “difficult-to-read” fare charts:

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Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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