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Metro Cutting Back On Service For Disabled

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WASHINGTON (AP) Metro is planning to tighten eligibility requirements and cut back on MetroAccess, the agency's service for elderly and disabled people who cannot use Metro's standard rail or bus service.

The agency plans tighter scrutiny for people using the service beginning July 1. The cost of a trip would also rise. The changes come at a time Metro is facing a $189 million gap in its $1.4 billion operating budget.

Customers and advocates for the disabled said the changes would mean serious hardship for many riders.

Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com
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