Originally Posted by GoSurface
Yeah, I understand your point, I just don't know where the money would come from. Especially with a lot of funds going towards the building of the new ICC, among other things.
I know. It's depressing. There's a half billion needed over the next 5 years for maintenance alone.
The problem is that Metro has no dedicated funding source, unlike every other transit system in the country. I don't understand how it all works, but I hear over and over again that neither Md nor Va ponies up money to help out even though it serves their populace.
And the current feds don't help. DoT just nixed $900m in funding for the Dulles extension after, what appears to be, saying that everything was fine. That killed the project.
Taxis? The cabbies around here go in the "Things That Are Pissing You Off" thread. I cannot bear the lies, extortion, etc.