- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland officials are asking the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to rethink its proposal to cancel late-night weekend service and cut back service on Sundays.

The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2cumlpz ) reports that a group 40 elected officials sent a letter to Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld on Thursday, asking the agency to find alternatives to conduct maintenance work that would affect Metro use on the weekends.

The group suggested that the agency should conduct temporary spot closures, provide express service that avoids maintenance areas or conduct one-way service late at night.

The group argued that people who work late-night shifts will have no affordable means to get home.

The officials who sent the letter included state senators, delegates, council members and mayors from Maryland.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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