Metro is launching a new weekly short-trip pass that SmarTrip users can add to their cards to save money.
Metro is set to increase fares for the second time in two years to help balance the transit agency’s operating budget.
Fares are going up for riders of Washington’s Metro transit system.
Metro has scheduled a series of public hearings to hear from riders about proposed fare increases.
Metro’s board has voted to hold public hearings on a proposed fare increase to address a $116 million budget shortfall.
A new budget proposal that would raise Metro fares also calls for the hiring of more than 1,000 employees.
The Maryland Transit Administration says a fare hike is needed to meet state revenue goals without cutting services.
A ride on the Annapolis Transit system costs $1 for passengers. However, the rate may soon go up, if the city approves a new proposal.
A Metro report says fare increases have been a factor in decreased ridership.