Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Fare Increase Day



Starting Feb. 28, it will cost you a dime more per ride.

Let us know if it was 10 cents better.

13 comments:

WMATAnnoyed said...

Hah. As if an extra dime per ride will actually help any of the riders. Do you think we'll see any of those dimes poured into fixing the Metro's problems? My bet is NO. My ride to and from work will keep sucking just as hard as it ever has. :'( Thanks for the funny photoshopped dime! I definitely don't trust in Metro, but I'm left with few commuting options and Metro is, unfortunately, still the best one. How sad is that?!

Anonymous said...

The extra dime will not make the system any better. Its just supposed to keep it running.
Things are not going to get better until they get better management and more revenue (significantly higher fares and/or significantly more subsidies from the federal and local governments).

Anonymous said...

WHY KEEP GIVNG METRO YOUR MONEY WHEN YOU CAN WALK OR DRIVE TO WORK? I WOULD NEVER SPEND MONEY ON SOMETHING I DONT LIKE....THINK ABOUT IT!!

Anonymous said...

Well done. One of Metro's biggest problems is trust. Dunno how they're gonna get it back.

Caity Bierman said...

Unfortunately, Anon at 5:43, not all of us can afford cars. Yes, the DC metro sucks but it is certainly better than walking an hour to my classes ev everyday. Also, even if I had a car, people can't effin drive in this city.... and parking is always an issue. Public transportation, while not perfect, is much more environmentally friendly, and we should be taking advantage of it to lower the amount of cars on the road.

Anonymous said...

Not all of us can afford a car, plus not all of us have the option to walk when we live 10 miles from our job. Yes, there are other options, but they are more expensive or longer commutes than Metro, unfortunately. Doesn't mean we just have to put up with Metro's incompetence.

Anonymous said...

What's funny is that this is a TEMPORARY increase. Who says Metro doesn't have a sense of humor?

Caity Bierman said...

I noticed that it said to June or something. We can't really complain, for traveling within most of the city, it's still significantly cheaper than nyc

Anonymous said...

This increase is temporary with a PERMANENT increase already approved to come. It's not funny. It's a PR spin.

My extra 10 cents this morning gave me the opportunity to sit next to a young fellow who spoke quietly with his friend in the seat across the aisle. I'd have been impressed with their social skills if not for the horrid body odor coming off the one next to me. He stunk so much I had to move. (That boy doesn't know what a bath is. Where's momma?)

And agreed that some of us cannot afford a car and have a LOT longer than 10 miles to get to work. Nice to know Anon 5:43 you have no environmental concerns driving your car - in which case I also wonder why you're bothering to read a public transit blog?

Anonymous said...

You know WMATA, you almost did a decent job with announcing fair increases, especially with those ads that I've seen in The Express and The Examiner. However, I think you blew it when you said "provide you with the most reliable and safe public transportation possible". Personally, I think you should have left the remainder of that sentence out until those two areas have improved IMMENSELY!

Anonymous said...

I don't mind the fare increase at all, but did WMATA bother to print a single one of those little green circle stickers announcing the fare increase in Spanish?

I'm guessing not, because when the 10B stopped at King and Washington Streets in Old Town Alexandria on Sunday afternoon, most if not all of the primarily Hispanic ridership boarding the bus were utterly dumbfounded as the driver kept barking at them about the increased fares in English.

Anonymous said...

Good, maybe that's a sign for them to learn the language.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but that's bullshit. Rail to Bus transfer is now 85 cents. I think I will be taking the bus from this point; sure it will take me two hours to get home but cheaper than rail.

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