- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland’s governor has offered to give an extra $500 million to help fund the D.C. region’s public transportation system if Virginia, Washington and the federal government do the same.

Larry Hogan, a Republican, made the proposal in a letter sent Monday to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.

The Washington Post reports Hogan’s plan reverses his position last month, when he said Maryland wouldn’t give Metro more money than what it already contributes. He says Maryland contributes more than its fair share to the transit agency.

But in Monday’s letter, Hogan says the needs of Metro are immediate and overwhelming.

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