Metro proposes to increase bus and rail fares, parking costs and MetroAccess rates to overcome a $116 million budget shortfall. The proposal would eliminate the peak-of-the-peak surcharge that passengers pay for riding the subway during the busiest weekday periods — and simplify fares to two types, off-peak and peak.If approved, most of the rate changes will go into effect July 1. Read related article.

Source: Metro | The Washington Post January 9, 2012
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