Two Metro fare increases delayed until Tuesday

By Martin Weil
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, August 2, 2010

Two Metro fare increases that were to be in effect Monday will not be imposed until Tuesday, after signs in stations caused confusion, Metro said Sunday night.

One increase would have charged 25 cents more for paper farecard use than for use of plastic SmartTrip cards. That was to begin Sunday.

The other would have imposed a 20-cent charge, starting Monday, for afternoon peak-of-the peak rides.

The list of fares posted in stations did not show the added charge for paper card use, a Metro spokeswoman said Sunday night. Spokeswoman Angela Gates said some station managers heard complaints. "We want customers to know what they are paying," she said.

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