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Metro's swelling needs alarm local govts in US

More than US$1b required over next three to improve transit system's safety, reliability

Leaders and officials in District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia say without some new spigot of funds for Metro, they will have to cut spending for years to come for competing priorities.


METRO general manager Paul Wiedefeld has spent much of his first year studying how much it will cost to fix the region's transit system. The price tag is a lot higher than local government officials say they expected or can afford.

The total additional cost for the...

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