• VRE to keep youth fares for now

  • Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.
Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

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  by davinp
 
“We are constantly being cut around the edges with these budget cuts, which leave us looking for additional sources of funding,” said Zehner.

While the VRE board on Friday was presented with a resolution to end the youth fare policy, Fredericksburg councilman Matthew J. Kelly moved to defer the vote until the VRE staff could present an option to keep the youth fare, instead of simply eliminating it.

Allegations of fraud and abuse of the policy were the impetus for removing the youth fare, as officials said adults were purchasing and successfully using youth fares.

The board will take up the measure again at their next monthly public meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 18, at the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission in Woodbridge.

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I checked MARC's website and see that they don't offer reduce fare for youth, but instead a reduce fare card for college students. Maybe VRE should look into that