One of the pieces of the fare increase that has gotten a lot of press is that “peak of the peak” fares have been eliminated.
Yes and No?
The Good News is: yes there will not be a 90 minute window where you will be charged more than some other fare.
In terms of pricing?
The (mostly) Bad News is: just about everyone loses here.
Peak of the peak fare payers
Many of you will be paying more for the new Peak fares than you did for peak of the peak!
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For those of you who have been paying attention – you know that the Board voted to increase bus and rail fares effective July 1, 2012.
What I don’t think has been properly put out in the mainstream media is how much that this is going to cost you: especially if you are an off-peak rail rider.
I spent this past weekend pulling station mileage data from the wmata.com website. By Wednesday I’ll have an online tool that you can use to compare your fares now to the ones that will be in effect on July 1 (Both peak and off peak rail fares will be available).
The perennial debate about Metro riders not understanding Escalator Etiquette has been tossed around Twitter again this week, so in the spirit of cooperation and assistance, I’ve decided to do some graohic advertisements that can be used to educate riders (read: tourists) on the correct way to utilize this oft-maligned pieces of Metro equipment.
So I present to you the first in an infrequent series of pictures – which, out of deference to @Hell_On_Wheels and @FixWMATA, also shows that I don’t always add aliens and/or zombies to my art
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When WMATA last launched a survey of riders – for the proposed GM’s budget – their online survey had many problems. One of the biggest was a lack of accessible formats for disabled riders to be able to participate. WMATA rectified this error after it was brought to their attention, so you’d think they’d have remembered to include the disabled community the next time they’d run a survey.