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A first-time visitor to Washington -- a tourist from Boston or New York, let's say, where subway riders pay a flat fare -- might be confused by Metro's varied prices based on travel distance. But a Metro board member?

All northbound lanes were closed.

Because fares account for a major portion of Metro’s annual operating revenue, budget managers could include fare increases in their proposed spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The plan is scheduled to be submitted to the board next month.



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Three subway stations are now accepting only plastic SmarTrip cards; by January, paper cards will no longer be sold anywhere on Metrorail.

Disabled Red Line train unloaded at Cleveland Park.

The tech giant initially rejected Charles Yeh's app. A week later, following a Post report, Yeh received a notice from Apple that it had been approved.

Several streets will be closed from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

New plan seeks to grow bikesharing in high-use areas and low-income communities.

A track problem forced single-tracking between the National Airport and Braddock Road stations. Trips are expected to take 30 to 45 minutes longer than usual, with trains holding at stations.

The safety feature, known as positive train control (PTC),would override an engineer's control of a train under certain threatening conditions, such as speeding.

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