- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Metro’s 2021 budget proposal includes closing 19 train stations, no weekend rides and ending service at 9 p.m., according to local news outlet reports.

Reeling from the pandemic, the regional transit agency is facing a nearly $500 million deficit, WTOP reported.

The proposal reportedly would decrease Metrobus services to roughly 45% of pre-pandemic operations. Moreover, workers could be subject to layoffs, salary freezes, and postponed wage increases for union members.

If passed, the changes would go into effect in July.

• Emily Zantow can be reached at ezantow@washingtontimes.com.

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