Metro approves budget: No fare hikes or service cuts

WASHINGTON — Riders will not see any new fare hikes or service cuts in June after the Metro Board gave final approval Thursday to the agency’s budget for the coming fiscal year.

The $3.2 billion combined operating and capital budget was amended to reflect less cash payments upfront from jurisdictions that will instead rely on Metro bonding.

The budget maintains the fares and service put in place last summer and forecasts significant capital projects that will require more service disruptions to complete.

The region continues to work on dedicated funding for capital projects to support the increased maintenance, repair and upgrade work.

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