New Metro fare increases go into effect on Sunday

      (WJLA) - Metro announces the following fare changes, effective June 29, 2014:


      To view new Metrorail fares for your specific trip, use Trip Planner with a date on/after June 29, 2014.

      Fares will increase an average of 3% (about 10 cents per trip). Short trips of 3 miles or less will increase from $1.70 to $1.75 during off-peak and from $2.10 to $2.15 during rush hour.The maximum rail fare during rush hours will increase to $5.90, from $5.75 today. The off-peak maximum will increase from $3.50 to $3.60.A $1 surcharge will continue to be applied for trips taken with a paper farecard.Passes will increase to the following prices:Unlimited one-day pass $14.50Unlimited 7-day pass $59.25Unlimited 28-day pass $237.007-day "short trip" pass $36.00


      Regular bus fares will become $1.75, regardless of whether using cash or SmarTrip. Today, fares are $1.60 for SmarTrip and $1.80 cash.Express bus fares will increase from $3.65 to $4.00.Airport buses will increase from $6 to $7.Senior/disabled fares will increase to 85 cents, from 80 cents today.There are no changes to existing transfer discounts.The 7-Day regional bus pass will increase to $17.50, from $16.00 today.


      Parking rates will increase by 10 cents at all Metro-operated facilities. Parking rates will increase an addition 50 cents (total of 60 cents) for Metro-operated facilities in Prince Georges County - except at Landover, Addison Rd and Prince George's Plaza stations


      MetroAccess fares will continue to be 2x the fastest rail or bus trip.The maximum MetroAccess fare will be lowered from $7 today to $6.50.

      Again, these new fares will take effect June 29, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Metro Customer Service at (202) 637-7000.