Live Metro Chat on Friday

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WMATA is hosting a live chat with John Catoe this Friday from noon-1pm. This chat will be in the wake of the Thursday board meeting, during which general cuts to service are expected to be announced.  Metro is dealing with a $40 Million deficit, which the blame largely on decreased ridership due to the economic downturn, and in the wake to the train crash in June of last year.  Expect questions on how individual routes, particularly bus routes, will be effected by service downgrade.  You can join the chat here.

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One thought on “Live Metro Chat on Friday

  1. I can’t understand how these service cuts are considered “minor.” Increasing waits between trains by 25%. Decreasing already insufficient peak service by more than 7%. It’s madness.