Currently, Metro brings in $2 million daily but officials say that number could decrease if federal workers are furloughed.
Metro leaders tell The Washington Post that there is a possibility it could lose about $12 million in funding which has been allocated for buying new rail cars and maintaining the current system over the next decade.
And if the governments of Maryland, Virginia and the District also face budget cuts, this could also make a significant dent in contributions to the system.
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