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WASHINGTON (AP) Some maintenance projects at Metro could be delayed as local jurisdictions that fund the agency are struggling.

Metro has proposed deferring some projects on its long-term capital spending plan, which calls for spending $4.57 billion on improvements over six years. The agency has projected it will need $11.4 billion for upgrades over the next 10 years.

The plans that could get deferred include canopies over remaining exposed rail station entrances; power upgrades that let more eight-car trains run; and a test track for new trains. Deferring the projects will save the agency $460 million.

Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel says local jurisdictions provide money for capital projects, and many of them are reviewing what they can contribute over the next several years.

Information from: The Washington Examiner, http://www.washingtonexaminer.com
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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