Using data from WMATA’s website on Rail Stations and the newly approved FY13 rail fare structure – and some “Kentucky Windage”, I have attempted to provide the ridership of Rail and MetroAccess with a sneak peek of how the fares will look on July 1, 2012.
I cannot stress this enough: These are NOT the official fares.
The projected fares are, however, as close as can be reasonably calculated.
When I was working on this project, I reverse-engineered the current fares and found that not every fare adhered to hard-and-fast rules. MOST fares were rounded up to the nearest 5 cents if they ended in 3,4,8 and 9 and down if they ended in 1,2,6 and 7. SOME fares appeared to have other undetermined rules applied.