Thursday, February 5, 2009
Now that DC has approved $50 million in funding per year over ten years, it's up to Maryland and Virginia to chip in the same. When that happens, the Feds will match the funds, totaling $3 billion for Metro. As we've said before, Maryland will almost certainly do their part, but Virginia remains a wild card. As this MSNBC article states:
"[Metro] got a huge publicity boost by handling the big crowds for the Obama inauguration. But we’re not sure that will impress downstate Virginia legislators, who view Northern Virginia with disdain despite its economic power (or maybe because of it)."
Can Virginia deliver?
Other items of note:
Addressing "bus bunching"
Apparently, the Red Line Twitters
Funny Red Line Video
Metro's "quiet" $25 million payment
Photo: John Morris
Blue vs. Red Virginia
Unsuck DC Metro
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