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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has began public testing of new fare gates at six Metrorail stations.
The new gates will include enhanced safety features, larger displays and faster processing, according to a agency news release.
As part of a month-long pilot project, test fare gates have been installed at Clarendon, Dunn Loring, Gallery Place, Glenmont, Waterfront and West Falls Church stations.
Once testing is complete, WMATA will begin a systemwide replacement as early as next month. Beginning this fall, the agency also will replace about 2,500 parking meters with pay stations.