The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority is seeing red – and lots of it. Metro says it may look to its riders to help fill in the gap for its multi-million dollar budget shortfall.
The Purple Line light rail will help fix Metro’s service issues by increasing ridership, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said in an interview at the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce meeting Friday.
A shortened schedule could drastically affect workers’ ability to travel to and from work at night and in the morning, among other things.
Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld met with both Maryland and Virgina’s U.S. Senators. The senators questioned why Metro had a system-wide shut down last month and what Metro’s plans are moving forward.
Commuters share their reaction to Metro chairman announcing a possible shutdown. The announcement was made during a summit where area leaders discussed future plans for the metro.
On the 40th anniversary of the metro, government, civil, and business leaders came together to discuss the future of the metro.