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Metro Struggling To Fill Budget Gaps

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Metro officials say that to close a budget gap they can cobble together $36 million from sources including stimulus and insurance money. Metro is currently facing a shortfall of more than $20 million.

The shortfall is a result of a drop in ridership, in part because of unemployment, and rising costs, including costs associated with the June train crash that killed nine people.

The budget figures were part of a presentation scheduled for a Metro board committee meeting Thursday. Insurance money could provide $7 million for the budget gap and stimulus funds could provide $20 million.

Meymo Lyons reports...

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