Metro’s renewal cannot come at the expense of good, middle-class jobs lost to contractors who claim success by offering salaries so low that workers must seek taxpayer-funded public assistance to survive. Progress cannot come at the expense of low- and middle-income residents who rely on robust service for access to jobs, schools and doctors.
Our organizations will remain engaged so that we all see the day when an equitable, sustainable, world-class transit system operates in our growing region.
Austin Almaguer, Vienna
H. Lionel Edmonds, Washington
Michael Armstrong, Silver Spring
The writers are members of the
Metro Industrial Areas Foundation.