Metro Still Considering Cuts to Late-night, Weekend Hours
Metro is suggesting cutting increasing weekend hours and bus service because of budget cuts. They’ve recently released an online survey to get Metro riders’ opinions on the best strategy going forward on the proposed fiscal year 2012 budget. The online survey will be accessible until next May 20 at noon.
A series of six public hearings will also be held in the District, Maryland and Virginia between May 16 and 19, regarding the budget, in which WMATA is facing a $66 million deficit. During those meetings, members of the Metro Board of Directors and executive leadership team will be available to talk with riders about the proposed cuts to service. The 2012 budget will be finalized by the board in June and will take effect in September. The WMATA board of directors said yesterday that spending during the current fiscal year is $38.7 million below budget to date, according to DCist. Access the survey at Survey.wbanda.com/BudgetSurvey.