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Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Metro board discusses fares, hot rail cars and other issues

A Red Line train departs the Rhode Island Avenue station in Washington. (Bonnie Jo Mount - The Washington Post)
Several committees of Metro’s board of directors are scheduled to hold their regular meetings Thursday. There are several items on the agendas, but the topic of the day is the transit authority’s next budget, the one for fiscal 2013 which begins July 1.

Metro has said it needs to raise fares to help close a budget deficit of $103 million. The question is how much. As staff writer Dana Hedgpeth reported earlier this week the staff has tweaked an earlier proposal, but the fare increases would still affect bus and rail riders and those of us who use Metro’s parking facilities.

Dana will be tweeting live from the meeting. You can follow her tweets below or on Twitter @postmetrogirl.

By Washington Post editors  |  09:18 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Tags:  D.C. Metro system, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, mass transit, public transportation

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