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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Richard Renner
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's policy of forbidding employees from speaking to the media is at odds with a law designed to reduce impropriety at transit agencies by protecting insiders who bring concerns to light, an expert said.
Mr. Renner said while transit managers are only now beginning to adjust to the new law, a culture of accountability among the rank and file can take even longer to foster.
"It's gonna take some courageous employee to bring about change," he said. "But there are lives at stake."