FEDERAL SUBSIDY TO METRO WOULD INCREASE BY $50 MILLION A YEAR UNDER SENATE BILL
A critical federal subsidy for Metro would increase to $200 million a year on condition that the agency adopt new oversight and safety measures, under legislation the region’s senators plan to introduce.
The long-awaited Senate proposal would extend the decade-old federal funding program that has provided the transit agency with $150 million a year for another 10 years. In addition to increasing the annual funding by $50 million a year, the legislation also strengthens the office of Metro’s inspector general, tightens procedures for capital spending, and creates two task forces to improve safety on Metrorail and Metrobus.
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