Commuters exit from the Eastern Market Metro station.

Commuters exit from the Eastern Market Metro station.

The Washington region’s local mass transit network is the only major urban system in the nation without a a dedicated, sustainable funding source — and regional leaders can’t agree how to establish one. According to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, that lack of consensus puts Metro’s future at risk after an intense surge of repairs that’s put the system on better footing. But is Metro’s ridership feeling those improvements? WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld joins Kojo and WAMU 88.5 transportation reporter Martin Di Caro in studio.


  • Paul Wiedefeld General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; @WMATA
  • Martin Di Caro Transportation Reporter, WAMU; @MartinDiCaro

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