Kwame Brown: Nats Should Pay for Metro Costs
As Post reporter Lena H. Sun reported today, the District will, in fact, pay to keep the Metro open after midnight on weeknights when the Nationals' games run late. After first telling Metro that it could no longer afford to pay, the city has reversed course and agreed to foot the tab, which surely is a relief to the transit agency and the ballclub.
But not to Kwame Brown. The At Large Council member has come out swinging today, blasting the Fenty administration's decision. Who should pay? The team, according to Brown.
"The District paid an enormous price to build the Nationals Stadium," Brown said in a statement. "It's absurd for District residents to cover the cost of extended Metro service when the Nationals are enjoying a stadium paid for by the people. At some point you have to ask when enough is enough. It's time for the Nationals to step up to the plate."
David A Nakamura
April 24, 2009; 11:47 AM ET
Categories: City Finances , Nationals , transportation
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