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D.C. Metro: Maintenance, refurbishments to suffer if fed funding cut

Posted on March 29, 2011

[IMAGE]D-C-Metro-train-station-2.jpg[/IMAGE]WASHINGTON, D.C. — If Congress approves cutting $150 million dollars from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's current fiscal year funding, efforts to maintain and refurbish the system would suffer, GM Richard Sarles told The Washington Post. That cut, and the potential loss of matching funds from the District, Maryland and Virginia, would reduce the agency’s $851 million capital budget by 35 percent to 40 percent, he said.

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