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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Metro Red Line riders: What will you do now?

(Nikki Kahn - The Washington Post)
Metro’s Thursday announcement that passengers on the Red Line can expect three years of inconvenience has gone over just about as well as you’d imagine.

Here’s a snapshot of a typical rider reaction:

The gist from The Post’s Dana Hedgpeth: “Even after new track circuits and switches are installed on the Red Line over the next three years — safety upgrades recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board — Metro officials said there will be a ‘steady stream of maintenance’ that will involve shutdowns and single-tracking.”

Metro will also need to hire some 877 workers to help make the changes, and this is in the face of a $116 million budget shortfall for its fiscal year 2013.


This poll has been updated.

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