Handicapping Metro's chances for federal funds

Friday - 5/21/2010, 9:58am EDT

Adam Tuss, Sprawl and Crawl reporter, WTOP

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It would be the first time ever that the federal government comes up with a dedicated source of funding for the Metro system, but there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before it can happen. Interim Metro General Manager Richard Sarles told a Senate subcommittee that he has a "back-to-basics" action plan to improve safety and service reliability on the Metro system, but that to succeed, federal funding is critical. Sprawl and Crawl reporter Adam Tuss with our sister station WTOP Radio has been following this developing story and brings us his insight.