Icons of Infrastructure: Funding Washington Metro

“Metro – which serves the Washington, DC metropolitan area – got a much-needed boost last week, when Maryland agreed to give its share of $167 million in permanent funding for the build, repair and maintenance of the rail transit system.

Virginia and the District of Columbia already have promised $500 million in dedicated funding, their share of capital investments that Metro needs to ensure safety and reliability. With Maryland’s commitment, Metro stands to receive a stable stream of funding for the first time since it began train service in 1976…”


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