Metro riders this week face the third round of fare increases in six months. Metrorail users will also be introduced to the new peak-of-the-peak surcharge for trips taken from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. The 20-cent surcharge will be imposed only on afternoon trips for a few weeks, however, until Metro completes an upgrade of its fare programming.
SOURCE: Metro | The Washington Post - August 2, 2010
2 days of glitches stall Metro fare increases Article | Metrorail riders confronted malfunctioning fare gates, glitches with SmarTrip cards and confusion over fares Monday as Metro prepared to relaunch on Tuesday phase two of its largest and most complex fare increase.