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Last day of Metro budget hearings

Thursday is the last day of Metro's hearings to get public input into how to close the $189 million budget shortfall for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Hear is a roundup on some of our coverage on the budget issue:

Dr. Gridlock: Lots of possible changes in Metro packet
Dr. Gridlock wades through the many options
Jurisdictions struggle to boost Metro funding
Bus riders see inequities in proposed increases
Transit agency weighs changes to MetroAccess
Petition presses for more Metro funding

Tonight's hearings begin at 7.p.m., with a 6:30 p.m. open house.

-- All Souls Unitarian Church, Pierce Hall, 1500 Harvard St. NW, Washington.
-- Montgomery County Executive Office Building, Cafeteria, 101 Monroe St. (entrance on Jefferson Street), Rockville.

Metro also has a survey to get public feedback about the options at www.wmata.com/survey.cfm. Officials said results of the survey will be included in a report to the board of directors next month.

Written comments may be sent to the Office of the Secretary, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 600 Fifth St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001; or e-mailed to public-hearing-testimony@wmata.com.

Comments are due by 5.p.m. April.6.

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By Michael Bolden  |  April 1, 2010; 12:18 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Metro  
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