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Maryland will give Metro its full share of $167 Million a year in new, permanent funding, the governor and leaders of both legislative chambers said Thursday (March 22) putting the transit system on track to win a historic regional deal to support it.
Virginia and the District have committed to provide their share for a total of $500 Million a year in the dedicated funding that Metro says it needs for capital investments to ensure safety and reliability.
With Maryland's assent, and barring last minute glitches, the system will receive a reliable revenue stream for the first time since its trains began rolling in 1976.
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