Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Dedicated Funding for Metro

The idea of creating a dedicated funding source for Metro seems to be gaining a bit of steam. The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority moved yesterday to support the plan to increase the region's sales tax by 0.5 percent.

Some involved seem to believe that a tax increase would pass by virtue of its being dedicated solely to funding Metro.

"As we dug into the public-opinion surveys and other types of information, we're convinced that a Metro-only sales tax, in fact, would pass" in the jurisdictions served by the transit agency, Mr. Snyder said yesterday.


We all know that Metro is facing serious long-term problems caused by its insufficient funding and/or poor management practices. Check out MetroRiders.org to find out more about those problems.
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