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VRE slates meetings on proposed 3 percent fare hike

Passengers line up at VRE's L'Enfant Station in Washington, D.C.
Photo – Virginia Railway Express


Virginia Railway Express (VRE) has scheduled public hearings to gather feedback on a proposed 3 percent fare increase.

If adopted, the fare increase would take effect in July to coincide with the start of fiscal-year 2018. Revenue generated from the fare hike would be used to pay for increased operation costs, VRE officials said in a press release.

The cost of Amtrak "Step-up" tickets also would increase from $5 to $7. Riders use those tickets in conjunction with a valid multifare ticket to board any Amtrak trains listed on VRE's schedule, according to the agency's website.

The hearings will be held March 7-16 at ocations in Virginia and Washington, D.C. VRE will accept written comments on the fare proposal through March 17.

A chart of all proposed fare changes can be found here.

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