WAMU Metropocalypse: Episode 20: Arguing For Equity
Episode 20: Arguing For Equity
Permanently ending late-night service. Temporary shutting down stations with low ridership. Many of the ideas for fixing Metro’s ills raise questions of fairness: Are the burdens of the SafeTrack era falling too heavily on lower-income communities? We ride the rails with Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia to discuss those issues and more. The congressman says the federal government has been a “deadbeat dad” when it comes to financial support for the system's operating costs, and he argues that Metro should be more patient in developing Silver Line ridership.