Metro's Fare Hike, Explained
Metro has announced plans to raise its fares, announcing in the same breath that the basic fare hasn’t risen since 1994. As with all things Metro, the facts are confusing. (Why, it’s almost as if they want things to be less clear.) So we’ve prepared a chart to simplify matters.
By the way, if you're wondering why Metro doesn't allow ads, you'll get this response from spokeswoman Raequel Roberts:
This was a policy adopted by a previous board a number of years ago. I would have to find the paperwork outlining their reasons for this decision, but I would suspect it had to do with maintaining a clean appearance.
-- Richard Connelly and John Nova Lomax