A CAPITAL CRUNCH

Metrorail, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's rapid rail system has been in operation over 30o years and has helped shape and develop the Washington area in ways that would have been unimaginable without it. Metrorail's weekday passenger number averages at 653,000 riders, the number is surpassed only by New York City. The article examines the problem the system is facing: the success of the rail system and its capital needs to continue it, which have been increasingly difficult for the local jurisdictions and their federal partners to meet. The recently adopted six-year, $3.3 billion capital program falls short of meeting the needs of an aging rail system that is bursting at the seams with riders.

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  • Accession Number: 00986848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 2005 12:00AM