Washington, District of Columbia 2021-06-10 10:01:32 –
Metro’s board of directors is set up to discuss and vote on Thursday about a long list of potential services and fair changes that may help commuters.
Changes include the restoration or improvement of services on dozens of bus routes, more frequent services, and extended rail hours.
This summer, Metro staff recommendations include opening the Metrorail seven days a week until midnight.
In the fall, Metro can remain open until 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
There is also a proposal to free transfers between trains and buses and reduce the cost of a 7-day local bus pass to $ 12.
According to Metro, the DC area is reopening rapidly and wants to meet the needs of riders while attracting new customers.
Authorities expect passenger numbers to recover slowly. In 2022, Metro plans to travel about two-thirds less than before the pandemic.
According to staff recommendations, Metro plans to open seven new railway stations in northern Virginia, including Dulles Airport, in 2022.
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