A public hearing is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Metro headquarters. An online survey is also available through 9 a.m. the following Monday.
Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said the agency has no plans to significantly increase service at any point in the near future despite its metrics showing about 90 percent of rush-hour riders arrive on time.
With Metro considering fare hikes and service cuts amid sharply dropping ridership, some Prince George’s County leaders are concerned that such a move could demolish some development plans.
A divided Metro board left the transit agency’s leaders with little guidance about which drastic measures they would support to close a possible $275 million budget gap next year, but fare increases and service cuts remain on the table for consideration.
Metro has projected a need for an additional $300 million in operating cash next fiscal year if no cuts are made, and there are nearly $3 billion in unfunded pension and benefit liabilities.
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