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Got a Metropass? Pack a quarter (or several)

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You're a good commuter: you use public transportation to get to work, paid your $62 for a Metropass. But come Tuesday, you're losing a couple of perks: no more free rides on the DASH (25 cents) or Commuter Express (90 cents). The Daily News reports that Metro officials picked up the tab for these services to the tune of $750,000 last year; earlier this month, they decided that you could pay it yourself.

If you switch to the monthly EZ Pass, you can still hop on the Commuter Express and DASH for free. It'll cost you $70 -- the difference is about 9 Commuter Express rides or 32 trips on the DASH.

photo by St A Sh via flickr