New Year, New Metro Fares

New Year, New Metro Fare

The new year brings Metro fare increases and the predictable whining and moaning over the nickel-and-dime price hikes in a service that hasn’t seen a price rise in four years. This is especially rich coming from suburban cry-babies who commute to federal jobs — they get subsidized fares anyway.

In fact, anyone who works for a company with Metrorail or Metrobus commuters that doesn’t offer subsidized Metrochek fares should head-smack the boss — this is a tax write-off and a cheap employee benefit.

So make sure you charge-up your Smartrip card, and remember it will insulate you from Metrobus fare increases (it cuts down on mechanical farebox wear-and-tear, cash-handling and accounting costs, that’s why).

Station-to-station rail fares listed here.

WMATA Smartrip card

Top image by Mike “Orange Line” Licht.

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