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Metro Prepares For Possible Government Shutdown

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Metro says it estimates that a federal government shutdown could reduce ridership by 5 to 20 percent. The transit agency says the actual reduction would depend on which government operations are put on hold.

The Metro system is expected to operate on a normal schedule, but there could be fewer 8-car trains in circulation. Metro says it would make adjustments to save money.

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