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ACT thanks Montgomery County Council for Getting Metro Priorities Right

Press release issued June 27, 2017

The Action Committee for Transit today thanked the Montgomery County Council for including restoration of Metrorail and Metrobus service and dedicated funding in Montgomery County's transportation priorities letter. "We're grateful that the County Council listened to the people and voted for a priorities letter that stands up for Metro riders," said ACT President Ronit Aviva Dancis.

The transportation priorities letter approved today by the County Council calls on the State of Maryland to expand support for WMATA to include dedicated funding for WMATA and also calls for the State to provide funding sufficient to allow rollback of the June 2017 service cutbacks as soon as is feasible.

"This very week, Metrobus and Metrorail riders began paying more money for less service," Dancis said. "It's great that the County Council is confirming their commitment to transit during this tough time for area riders."

The service cuts mean that Red Line trains will now run far less frequently in rush hour - only once every 8 minutes north of Silver Spring and Grosvenor. Bus routes, such as the J5, have been cut too.