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Washington D.C. to Upgrade Metro Transit System

Posted: Feb. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Washington D.C. proposed earlier a $26 billion dollar expansion to their Metro System. The proposal is set to be completed in 2040 if it goes through. The economy in this area can grow, but the only way to do that is through transit. Like they say you have to spend money to make money.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C.'s Metro mass-transit system on Thursday proposed a $26 billion expansion through 2040 to help drive economic growth in the U.S. capital and its suburbs.

The proposal presented to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's board includes a second tunnel under the Potomac River and a new rail tunnel in the center of the District of Columbia.

"The economy of this region wants to grow and the only way to do that is through transit," Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Richard Sarles told reporters after the meeting.

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