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Metro budget concerns: Fare hikes or service cuts?

Leading Washington area transit advocates and residents strongly opposed Metro service cuts and instead backed 10-cent fare increases to plug a $40 million budget gap this year as hundreds of people attended a public hearing on budget options at Metro headquarters Wednesday. Read the full article.

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By Jodi Westrick  |  January 28, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  | Category:  Local Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Dismiss Catoe and the Board for dereliction of duty.

Posted by: anarcho-liberal-tarian | January 28, 2010 12:21 PM

The ultimate goal is to reduce our dependence on carbon fuels and preserve what is left of our beautiful planet. Therefore, we need to encourage development of alternate energies AND encourage the use of mass transit. Although I am willing to pay my share for my Metro ride, I don't think that the local jurisdictions are paying theirs. In addition, there are those who frustrate the effort to reach our common goal by driving only themselves to work. The HOV lanes are not enough incentive to carpool and gas prices are not high enough to make driving to work onerous. I think, instead of penalizing mass transit riders with higher fares and lower service, that those who clog our roads and pollute our air should be the ones to pay a premium for their actions by charging tolls during rush hour like the Dulles Toll Road.

Posted by: soffrin1 | January 28, 2010 2:09 PM

Hey, Soffrin1 - my goal is get to work and feed, cloth, and house myself. And I will use whatever method transports me to my workplace in a reliable manner, and right now it ain't Metro. You gotta love these misguided, naive, and self-righteous rants posted by insufferable, insolent, and idealistic fools.

Posted by: Trout1 | January 28, 2010 2:33 PM

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