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Metro Seeks Input on Fare Hikes, Rider Priorities

Hearing will be held Feb. 5 at Arlington Central Library.

Metro wants to know if fare increases would change how you use the service. Patch file photo
Metro wants to know if fare increases would change how you use the service. Patch file photo

Metro is reaching out to riders for comments on its proposed 2014-15 budget and Capital Improvement Program with an online survey.

The transit service is asking riders their priorities for maintenance and enhancements and how fare increases would affect their system use.

Metro has proposed increasing rail fares by an average of 3 percent, a move that would add 10 cents to the cost of a typical train ride, according to the Washington Post.

If approved, the fare increase would take effect July 1.

Metro has also scheduled a series of hearings over the proposed budget, including two in Virginia — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Hilton Springfield (6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield) and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington).

The survey is open until 5 p.m. Feb. 11.

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