Student Fares Up

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has announced an increase in student fares as part of the overall fare increase for Metro services that took effect Sunday.

A pack of 10 Metrobus school tokens now costs $6.25, up a quarter; round-trip Metrorail student fare cards are up 10 cents, to $1.30; and a Metrorail student fare card good for 10 trips is up 50 cents, to $6.50. The cost of monthly student passes remains the same at $22.

Early Trash Pickup

The D.C. Department of Public Works will begin collecting residential trash earlier than usual on hot days. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) issues heat advisories when heat and humidity cause the heat index to exceed 100.

Trash should be taken out either the night before collection day or before 6 a.m. on days when COG issues the heat alerts, either Code Red or Code Orange, during the summer.

Strenuous activities, such as trash collection by sanitation workers, are discouraged on days when heat advisories are issued.

SE Concert Series Set

A series of free outdoor concerts will be offered this summer at Fort Dupont Park, at Minnesota Avenue and Randle Circle SE, beginning Saturday, July 10, and running each Saturday through Aug. 7.

Shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Notables such as Roy Ayers and Cuba Gooding Sr. are scheduled to perform.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring folding chairs and picnic materials but are prohibited from bringing video recorders, alcohol, grills, glass containers and insect repellent candles.

Vendors will not be allowed on the premises.

For a complete schedule of performances, call 202-426-5961 or 202-619-7222.

The concerts will occur rain or shine.