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Congressional delegation seeks $2 billion for Metro over 10 years

Washington, May 4, 2019
Fairfax News

All members of the National Capital House Congressional Delegation, led by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), have reintroduced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act, which would provide up to $2 billion of federal funding for Metro over a ten-year period.

The measure reauthorizes an existing federal capital funding source and provides new federal capital and operating funds contingent on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) adopting specific Inspector General (IG) reforms as well as meeting metrics for safety, reliability, and operating cost efficiency.

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“Our bill would ensure that sure the federal government adequately funds the Metro system, which transports a huge portion of its labor force to and from work every day,” said Rep. Beyer. “This investment would provide WMATA with much of the resources it needs to improve the safety and reliability that our constituents deserve. Its time for the federal government to show leadership and stand with local jurisdictions to give WMATA the support it needs.”