Metro Committee Recommends Fare Hikes

Incredibly, some good news from Metro.

They're planning on raising fares. Well, that's not the good news. The good part of the deal: on Friday and Saturday nights, the system would stay open an extra hour, until 3 a.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the stations would open at 7 a.m., an hour earlier. The deal still has to be approved by the full Metro board and by the local governments.

It's unfathomable that Metro currently opens at 8 on weekends; I walked to Court House station one Saturday morning at 7:15 when I had an early flight to catch, naturally expecting it to be open. And then I had to scramble for a cab, which is not easy that time of day.

My luck with Metro hasn't been the best... in fact, in some cases it's been almost Griswoldian. More stories to come in the future.

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