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WMATA fares cover only portion of agency's service costs

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Metro riders have been asked to pay more for Metro service four times in the past five years, yet their fares still do not cover the cost of running the trains, buses and MetroAccess vans around the region. Even with some fares hitting $5.75 for a one-way trip with the SmarTrip discount, riders' fares only cover about half the overall costs to operate the entire system, according to Metro. But...

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