The D.C. Council voted 10-2 to decriminalize failing to pay the fare on Metrorail or buses and lowered the fine to $50 Tuesday night. Metro opposed the change.
A D.C. Council Committee has passed a measure to make fare-skipping a $50 fine — and not a crime punished by up to 10 days in jail. The full council still needs to vote on the measure.
A $65,000 upgrade may be coming to your local station in an effort to reduce fare-skipping at Metro stations.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.