This morning, the Virginia General Assembly approved HB1539/SB856 to provide $154 million in new, dedicated, and bondable funding for Metro as well as provisions for governance reform. Today’s vote is a major victory that puts the Greater Washington region in position to take its most significant step forward on Metro since the system was founded. Virginia has taken the necessary step for our region to achieve $500 million in new annual, dedicated funding for Metro. Now it is time for Maryland and D.C. to do their part, continuing the good work already under way by leaders in all jurisdictions.
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