Metro is preparing to modernize the way passengers pay fares.
Taxicab regulators in the District of Columbia have given final approval to a major fare increase.
Metro says riders may see smaller fare hikes thanks to expense reductions and an improved ridership outlook.
Cab fares in Washington would increase by 44 percent under a proposal approved by the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission.
Residents and visitors to the nation’s capital are about to pay more for some cab rides.