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D.C. Metro considers food sales, alcohol ads to raise revenue

Posted on November 11, 2015

Paris Metro. Photo: eye/see via Flickr.
Paris Metro. Photo: eye/see via Flickr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Metro, struggling with declining ridership and revenue, is considering allowing retail and food concessions in the system, The Washington Post reported.

Some Metro board members sounded less than enthusiastic about the idea, saying that selling food in stations will invite people to eat on trains and platforms, the report said.

The agency also is looking at lifting its ban on alcohol-related advertising as another revenue generator, which could potentially generate $5 million a year, according to The Post.

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