The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA, Metro) is proposing changes in services to address a projected $275 million gap in FY 2018 (which begins July 1, 2017). We've summarized the cuts in Metro's proposed service changes would likely negatively impact Wards 7 and 8 residents. Since then, APACC supporter Susie Cambria published the #Storify Wards 7 and 8 residents, others rail against WMATA's service cuts proposal featuring #eotr residents and advocates. It links to several media reports not mentioned in the October 17 APACC post. And Metro's Potential Service Hour Cuts Aren't Popular with Twitter captures other reactions to possible cuts.
The deadline for public comment on the proposals is Tuesday, October 25 at 5:00 pm.
There was a TRB paper a few years ago that found service cuts hurt the poor MORE than fare increases.— Veronica (@Dizzyluv25) October 12, 2016
If you have views in support of or against the proposed changes, it is essential that you submit comments to WMATA by the deadline. Tweeting or talking over coffee or the water cooler are not enough!
Finally, share your comments with us (email to firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will share everything we get in a blog post next week. Let's show others we mean business in Wards 7 and 8!