A top Metro official will meet the head of the Federal Transit Administration next week in the latest move by the D.C. region’s transit authority to convince federal transportation officials to give Metro permission to send about 200 aging railcars to the scrap yard.
The D.C. region’s transit authority is the latest public transportation system in the country to bar all political, religious, and advocacy advertisements, days after a controversial anti-Islam group sought to put up an ad in train stations and on the sides of buses.
The transit authority is ready to buy 220 new railcars, but that money is on hold for now. Metro is awaiting a federal decision that will affect whether those cars are simply added to the fleet, or whether they must be used to replace and retire older cars.
Smiling Northern Virginia politicians snipped a red ribbon along Stringfellow Road in Fairfax County, now four lanes wide instead of two, fresh asphalt for commuters traveling between U.S. 50 and Route 29.
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