Wednesday, May 03, 2006

No Metro Fare Hikes -- More Riders, Fewer Cars

all because of High Gas Prices. From WTOP:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Metro's chief says riders shouldn't expect any rate increases before 2008, despite rising gas and electricity costs.

Interim General Manager Dan Tangherlini says more commuters are using Metro because of the higher gas prices. The increase in transit ridership and revenue is offsetting its energy costs

But there is a downside higher ridership:

But Tangherlini warns the transit agency needs an infusion of dedicated funding to improve its equipment because heavy ridership is straining the system.

Sure be nice if metro could pay for itself.

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