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US regional transit agencies ensnared in Metro penalty

Matthew Letourneau, vice-chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments,says he fears that the widely cast net of the FTA's actions will serve only to encourage more ill will of Metro from lawmakers outside the Washington region.


WHEN federal officials imposed financial penalties on the region to force action on safety oversight of Metro, the impact was felt 200 miles (320 kilometres) away at a midsize transit agency in Southside Virginia.

Since the announcement, Brandon Singleton, chief

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