Opposing Metro Cuts
At Thursday’s monthly meeting of ANC1B, the commissioners voted unanimously to oppose various cuts to Metro service. In fact the level of opposition was so high that the commissioners tripped over each other adding amendments to oppose specific cuts to service. Specifically, the commission voted to
- Oppose all cuts to the Yellow Line all the way through Fort Totten (in Ward 5)
- Oppose ending service at midnight.
- Oppose closing the Tenth Street entrance to the U Street Metro station.
Noting the urgency of the cuts, the commission promised to formalize its opposition in a letter to WMATA the next day.
It’s reassuring to see that at least some local leaders recognize the important of Metro to life in the District.