Metro Gets More Money

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‘YIP 228 – Things you don’t want to see in the Metro’
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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?

Having lived in the DC area for ten years, Ben still loves to wander the city with his wife, shooting lots of photos and exploring all the latest exhibits and galleries. A certified hockey fanatic, he spends some time debating the Washington Capitals club with friends – but everyone knows of his three decade love affair with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A professional writer, gamer, photographer, and Lego enthusiast, Ben remains captivated by DC and doesn’t plan on leaving any time soon.

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