Metro to consider changes like lower fares, cheaper parking

Metro is considering changes that could bring lowers fares to riders across the D.C. region.

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Federal funding has helped keep Metro afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FOX 5’s Bob Barnard says price changes aimed at bringing riders back to the transit service could include $1 bus fare and $2 late night rail fares, cheaper parking, discounted fares for low income riders and a consolidation of peak and off-peak rail fares.

The proposals are expected to be presented Thursday at a Metro board meeting.