Fares are going up for riders of Washington’s Metro transit system.
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.