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VRE makes changes to fares starting July 1 [Video]

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is making changes to its fares for the first time in five years. Here’s what you need to know.

Starting July 1, anyone 18 years old or younger won’t have to pay, and adult fares will increase by 5%. This increase means, for example, a passenger riding the furthest distance – from VRE’s Spotsylvania Station to Union Station in Washington, D.C. – would see an increase of $0.65 for a single-ride ticket and $18 for a monthly pass.

In addition, the changes also make permanent a flat, $5 fare for travel within and between zones 1 (Union Station and L’Enfant), 2 (Crystal City and Alexandria) and 3 (Franconia-Springfield and Backlick Road).

While youth travel on VRE will become free, there are some conditions. Children 18 and under when accompanied by a fare-paying adult need no form of identification. Children ages 11-18 riding alone will need …

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Monopoly for the Monarch fundraiser at Eastmont March 24 [Video]

Monopoly lovers will have an opportunity to transform their love for the game into a tool for change at the Eastmont Foundation's Monopoly for the Monarch fundraising event Sunday, March

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AP African American studies class debuts in 60 US high schools Action News Jax [Video]

AP African American Studies will introduce a new generation of students to the amazingly rich cultural, artistic and political contributions of African Americans, said Trevor Packer, the College Boards senior vice president of AP and instruction.