A new Federal Aviation Administration program called NextGen has increased efficiency for airports around the nation. But more flights mean more noise, and the number of disgruntled local residents has only grown over the years.
In an attempt to shrink a $275 million budget shortfall, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld presented an idea to the Metro Board in October: Close 20 low-performing Metro stations during off-peak hours. The proposal received mixed reviews. While shutdowns would affect every Metro line, the majority of closures would occur east of the Anacostia River, in the city’s predominately black communities. Kojo explores the implications of the proposal for neighbors who have long felt the brunt of Metro’s troubles.
- Justin Lini Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Ward 7
- Kriston Capps Staff writer, CityLab
- Candace Rhett Eastland Gardens resident in Ward 7
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