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DC Metro Execs Won’t Ride Metro To Downtown Meetings

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Steve Birr Vice Reporter

Apparently the top brass at the D.C. Metro will not even take their own trains to work, instead using cones to ensure board members are granted reserved parking.

A photo submitted to The Daily Caller News Foundation shows parking being reserved for a board member of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) at their headquarters in Chinatown, only a block from the nearest Metro station. The board is currently discussing massive service cuts to rein in their growing budget shortfall, and fare hikes are a looming possibility.

Reserved parking for WMATA board member.

Reserved parking for WMATA board member. Photo Credit: Blake Neff.

Metro is currently facing a budget shortfall of $275 million. Analysts warn that if trends continue, the D.C. Metro will have a $1.1 billion budget shortfall by 2020. Bickering among board members and state officials continues over the current budget proposal, with public hearings Monday.

The D.C. Metro board is the target of bipartisan hate, with Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe shredding them as “a joke” that engages in “naive political theater” in December.

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