The Washington Syndicate

“The Message” of Increasing Fares for Metro

Posted in Uncategorized by jmullerwashingtonsyndicate on February 1, 2010

On March 1 train and bus fare will increase by .10 cents.      

I can remember paying $1.10 for a fare card that got me from Glenmont to the International Spy Museum. In the summer of 2002 I was a recent high school graduate and I was working downtown for the Counter Spy Shop / CCS International out of 1027 Connecticut Avenue NW.  I manned our retail effort in the Museum’s gift shop.   

At that time it was $2.10 to go from Glenmont anywhere downtown and including Pentagon City which was a popular destination for people from my high school and the general DC metro area for some reason. The attraction was that for a meager $2.10, or $1.10 if you fare beat, you could take a trip on a metro that could consume an entire weekend day.

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