February 10, 2014

D.C. Metro paratransit fear outcome of higher fares

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Riders who have disabilities and use the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s MetroAccess paratransit service are worried about the impact that impending rail and bus fare increases will have on their own costs, according to the Washington Post.

The transit authority has not proposed any changes in the formula that sets their rates, but in a set of Metro hearings, many MetroAccess riders have said they would prefer that the formula did change, because if fares goes up for bus and rail riders, it will have a bigger effect on the cost of the paratransit rides. For the full story, click here.

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