“The Message” of Increasing Fares for Metro
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.