Metro may buy fewer new rail cars for Dulles

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Metro map being redesigned by creator Lance Wyman

[In an earlier post the first paragraph ended with the words real girls. We blame a lack of coffee — and spell check for the conversion.]

Several committees of the Metro board of directors will meet at the transit authority’s Northwest Washington headquarters beginning at 9 a.m. to discuss everything from crime to the design of new rail cars.

The Post’s Dana Hedgpeth will be tweeting live via @postmetrogirl. It all starts at a.m. when the Finance and Administration Committee meets to discuss some bus service changes related to Base Realignment and Closure moves at Fort Belvoir. A meeting of the Customer Service and Operations, and Governance committees will follow.

Highlights will be Metro’s consideration of a policy on naming stations (how long is too long?), information on how Metro is doing performance-wise (was your bus on time this morning?) and a preview of what the next series of rail cars may look like when they arrive in 2013.

Stay tuned for updates.

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