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Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Metro considers fare changes; man struck by train Tuesday in intensive care (#PMBUZZ)

(Dominic Bracco II - The Washington Post)
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Simplify? Metro’s board will hear a presentation Thursday on whether to change its complex fare structure as it prepares to implement a new electronic payment system in the coming years.

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