WMATA increases fares for Metro bus and rail services
The fare hike, which is the largest in Metro’s history, cannot go into effect until August at the earliest, according to the Washington Post.
During peak riding times, Metrorail’s boarding fare will rise to $2.20, while the cost for SmarTrip users will become $1.95. Off-peak boarding fares will increase to $1.85 for paper cards and $1.60 for SmarTrip. And sadly, riding Metrorail after midnight will soon come with peak fare charges.
The price hikes even reach to Metrobus fares—$1.70 for cash, $1.50 for SmarTrip.
In other words, the time is nigh to get yourself a SmarTrip card. Still don’t have one? The nearest CVS stores on Wisconsin Ave. and M St. both sell the plastic cards.
Enjoy those cheap Metro fares while we still have them, because next semester it’s going to be a bit pricier to leave Georgetown. (Which is something students do all the time, right?)
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