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Metro budget cuts would hurt workers and residents, advocates say

WASHINGTON - Proposed budget cuts at Metro threaten thousands of jobs, the closure of 19 stations, the suspension of 19 bus lines and an end to weekend rail service. “We’re facing an historic budget crisis,” Metro General Manager and CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld said in a Nov. 30 online press briefing. Wiedefeld’s proposed fiscal year 2022 budget ...