The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority voted on Thursday to increase all fares by 10 cents and to tap its reserve fund to close a $40.1 million revenue shortfall for fiscal 2010.

The fare increase will raise about $9.6 million, and it prevents service and maintenance cuts. The authority still faces a $189 million budget deficit for fiscal 2011. It also expects to withdraw $5.6 million from its reserve fund.

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