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Maryland Decides Not To Delay Payment To Metro

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By Rebecca Blatt

Transportation officials in Maryland are negotiating a proposal with Metro to deliver $28 million more than expected this year.

The payment was originally due this year, but Maryland had planned to defer until 2012 because the state's transportation trust fund was running low.

Now Metro's Interim General Manager Richard Sarles says the state has reversed course, agreeing to support Metro's capital improvement program.

Maryland's Transportation Secretary Beverly Swaim-Staley says in exchange for the payment, Metro needs to ensure more accountability in how its spends the capital funds. She says riders expect improvements, but they aren't seeing that progress.


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