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Posted at 3:12 PM ET, 06/24/2010

Metro says Va. threat jeopardizes rail cars

By Washington Post editors

Metro Interim General Manager Richard Sarles on Thursday warned Virginia that if it does not act within 24 hours to renew its pledge to provide $500 million to match federal funding for Metro over the next 10 years, that it will jeopardize the contract to purchase new Metro rail cars.

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell's administration has threatened to unravel a $1.5 billion federal funding plan for Metro unless the state gets two members on the agency's board of directors.

-- Ann Scott Tyson

By Washington Post editors  | June 24, 2010; 3:12 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  | Tags:  metro  
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Comments

Figures this would come up. Metro is already millions in the hole with out-dated technology and cars.

Not a shock that it gets worse yet more expensive to ride

Posted by: Bious | June 25, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

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