It would be the first time ever that the federal government comes up with a dedicated source of funding for the Metro system, but there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before it can happen. Interim Metro General Manager Richard Sarles told a Senate subcommittee that he has a “back-to-basics” action plan to improve safety and service reliability on the Metro system, but that to succeed, federal funding is critical. Sprawl and Crawl reporter Adam Tuss with our sister station WTOP Radio has been following this developing story and brings us his insight.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.