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UPDATE: Among Metro's considerations for the 2012 budget are weekend service cuts. The board ruled out raising fares.

ORIGINAL POST: Metro's Board of Directors is expected to decide Wednesday what measures they will -- and will not -- consider to close their budget gap for Fiscal Year 2012.

Likely on their budget menu will be extending weekend wait times on the subway, eliminating several bus routes, and getting rid of a bus fare subsidy in southeast D.C. It's unlikely, however, that the Metro Board will agree to consider a fare hike. Board members say they don't want to implement another one after last year's increase.

The WMATA board is expected to hear reports on revenue and ridership at Thursday's meeting before deciding on possible cost-cutting measures. Metro is scheduled to hold six town hall meetings in May to find out what riders think.

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