Metro Seeks Public Input on Proposed FY15 Budget and Fares

January 29, 2014

Metro wants to hear from you about their proposed FY15 budget and fare proposals. Meetings to get public feedback will be held January 29 - February 6 in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. The proposals include providing improvements to current rail and bus services as well as a fare increase that would go into effect on July 1. 

For the fare proposals, the average increase in the Metrorail fare could be as much as 4%. The cost of rail passes could also go up. For Metrobus fares, riders using SmarTrip cards could see the regular fare increase by as much as 25 cents. Express bus fare and fares for airport buses could also increase. There are two proposals that could affect cash fares on Metrobuses. One would be to eliminate the cash surcharge. The other proposal would keep the surcharge and the regular cash fare could increase by as much as 20 cents and the express cash fare could increase by as much as 50 cents. Dr. Gridlock has a great write-up of all of the proposed budget and fare changes.

One of the public hearings will be held in Arlington on Wednesday February 5. Metro officials will be present and there will be an opportunity for the public to voice their opinion on the proposed changes. 

Metro Public Hearing on Proposed FY15 Budget and Fare Proposals

When: Wednesday, February 5

Time: 6 pm

Where: Central Library -- 1015 N Quincy Street, Arlington, VA

Visit the WMATA website for more info and to see a list of other meetings being held.

Can't attend one of the meetings? Take this online survey to provide your input. [Link removed 2-9-2014, because the survey is closed.]


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