Correction to This Article
This article originally misstated the amount that fares would increase in the first and second tiers of peak period.

Possible Metro price increases

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Some of the possible changes in the Metro plan:

Metrorail fares

-- Increase the peak-period boarding charge to $1.90 for trips of less than three miles.

-- Increase the mileage charge on the first tier of peak period (three to six miles) to about 30 cents a mile.

-- Increase the mileage charge on the second tier of peak period (six miles to peak) to about 27 cents a mile.

-- Increase the "max peak" period fare to $5.

-- Implement "peak of the peak" pricing, an additional 10 cents to 20 cents on fares between 7:30 and 9 a.m. and 4:30 and 6 p.m.

-- Implement "congested core" surcharges of 20 cents to 50 cents for travel to or through about 20 key stations during the peak-of-the-peak period.

Metrobus fares

-- Increase the boarding charge to $1.50 for SmarTrip card users and $1.60 for those paying cash.

-- Increase the fare for express buses to $3.65.

-- Increase the fares to Dulles International Airport (Route 5A) and Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport (Route B30) to $6 a trip.

-- Increase the weekly bus pass price to $15.

MetroAccess fares

-- Increase base fares at a rate comparable to twice the Metrobus fare, in keeping with current policy ($3 per trip).

Parking and other fees

-- Increase the daily parking fee by 50 cents.

-- Increase reserved parking fees by $5 a month.


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