Commuters exit from the Eastern Market Metro station.

Commuters exit from the Eastern Market Metro station.

A group of business leaders in the Washington region is pushing a proposal for the federal government to assert more control over the area’s mass transit system, Metro. The idea brings back memories of the federal “control board” Congress once imposed on the District to fix the city’s finances. Kojo explores what the Federal City Council’s push to redraw Metro’s compact would mean for riders, workers and the leaders of the system.


  • Emeka Moneme Deputy Executive Director, Federal City Council; @EmekaMoneme
  • Martin Di Caro Transportation Reporter, WAMU; @MartinDiCaro

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