proposed a 10-cent fare hike as one option to help close the D.C.Metro budget gap.">
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Metro's board of directors proposed a 10-cent fare hike as one option to help close the D.C.Metro budget gap.

By Amy Kovac  |  January 8, 2010; 8:51 AM ET  | Category:  Local Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I stopped using Metro years ago. The senseless deaths in 2009 confirmed in my mind that I made the right decision. Metro is incompetent, and cannot deliver a useable, reliable product. Maybe if they get their act together, they might learn how to do so.

Posted by: gm123 | January 8, 2010 3:32 PM

..I am so tired on these Metro fare hikes that are usually preceded by promises of better service that hardly ever happen...for that reason, I am against any further hikes until the past promises are kept....

Posted by: Obamarama1 | January 8, 2010 7:18 PM

Add 20 or 30 cents to the fare, but PLEASE do NOT increase parking any more. Metro parking is so high now that I wonder how long I can justify continuing to drive to metro instead of driving into DC. With all the moves to green initiatives, you would think we would want to encourage people to drive to metro and not all the way to work.

Posted by: DWinFC | January 8, 2010 8:38 PM

Instead of fare increase, suggest a significant cut in salaries, perks and bonuses for the top 3 levels of Metro management, starting with Catoe. Instead of cutting back on hours, suggest furloughing the top 3 levels of Metro management, starting with Catoe.

These kinds of fare increases have significant negative effect on those that rely on public transportation for their jobs, going to the doctors, taking their children to school, etc. Cutting back hours negatively impacts those front line workers WHO really need the job.

Posted by: joeleann | January 9, 2010 11:50 AM

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