New Metro proposals include no fare increases, additional service

Metro has released new budget proposals designed to improve service and give riders a break on fares.

General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is recommending not to raise fares heading into the next year. Wiedefeld also wants to lower the cost of weekend travel with a flat $2 fare.

The proposals also include increased rail service, affordable unlimited rail and bus passes, extensions of the yellow and red lines and expanding all trains to eight cars.

If these proposals are approved by WMATA the recommendations would take effect in July of next year.