Public Transportation Just Got a Lot Easier, Along with More Expensive

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On June 18, the Washington Metropolitan
Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rolled out
Rush+, a new service plan that adds more
trains during peak hours and provides faster
access to Downtown DC. The goal is to serve
more customers, reduce crowding, offer more
transfer-free destinations and begin preparing
for the future Dulles Corridor Metroline Project,
dubbed the Silver Line. It is expected to improve
service on the Green, Yellow, Blue and Orange
Lines Monday through Friday, from 6:30 am to
9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All told,
21 Metrorail stations will get more frequent
service with six additional trains every hour of
rush hour. A new map reflecting the changes
will be placed throughout the system. Fares also
increased around percent.

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