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New Metro fare increases go into effect on Sunday

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(WJLA) - Metro announces the following fare changes, effective June 29, 2014:

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Metrorail

To view new Metrorail fares for your specific trip, use Trip Planner with a date on/after June 29, 2014.

Fares will increase an average of 3% (about 10 cents per trip). Short trips of 3 miles or less will increase from $1.70 to $1.75 during off-peak and from $2.10 to $2.15 during rush hour.
The maximum rail fare during rush hours will increase to $5.90, from $5.75 today. The off-peak maximum will increase from $3.50 to $3.60.
A $1 surcharge will continue to be applied for trips taken with a paper farecard.
Passes will increase to the following prices:
Unlimited one-day pass $14.50
Unlimited 7-day pass $59.25
Unlimited 28-day pass $237.00
7-day "short trip" pass $36.00

Metrobus

Regular bus fares will become $1.75, regardless of whether using cash or SmarTrip. Today, fares are $1.60 for SmarTrip and $1.80 cash.
Express bus fares will increase from $3.65 to $4.00.
Airport buses will increase from $6 to $7.
Senior/disabled fares will increase to 85 cents, from 80 cents today.
There are no changes to existing transfer discounts.
The 7-Day regional bus pass will increase to $17.50, from $16.00 today.

Parking

Parking rates will increase by 10 cents at all Metro-operated facilities.
Parking rates will increase an addition 50 cents (total of 60 cents) for Metro-operated facilities in Prince Georges County - except at Landover, Addison Rd and Prince George's Plaza stations

MetroAccess

MetroAccess fares will continue to be 2x the fastest rail or bus trip.
The maximum MetroAccess fare will be lowered from $7 today to $6.50.

Again, these new fares will take effect June 29, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Metro Customer Service at (202) 637-7000.

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