‘YIP 228 – Things you don’t want to see in the Metro’
courtesy of ‘(afm)’
The US Senate passed a $122 billion transportation, housing and urban development funding bill recently that has $150 million earmarked for Metro. The Senate bill has language that requires Metro to put safety as its first priority when determining what projects to pursue, including implementing the recommendations of the NTSB. (The NTSB has suggested replacing the oldest rail cars, installing guardrails at curved sections and installing equipment that warns track workers and operators of approaching trains.)
The real question is, will WMATA be so enamored from the infusion of cash that they’ll reason it out to fill their widening budget gap, or will they actually listen this time?