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How will Metro spend its money?

How will Metro spend its money?

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How Will Metro Spend $15.5 Billion?

Now that Metro has dedicated funding, we’re starting to get some detail on how billions of dollars could be spent over the next decade in capital improvements.

Metro officials on Wednesday offered a breakdown of how the transit agency intends to invest $15.5 billion in new trains, new stations and new radio systems.

The sources for capital funding are broken down as follows: $6.9 billion from dedicated funding, $4 billion from state and local funding, $4.6 billion from federal grants.

In a presentation to the Metropolitan Washington Board of Governments Wednesday, Metro outlined roughly how that money will be spent.


-$3-4 billion to put 748 new 7000 Series railcars in service and replacing 200 Metrobuses and 180 MetroAccess buses each year.


-$2-3 billion for new radio systems, a new fare collection system, and worker safety improvements.


-$3-4 billion for new and improved bus garages, rehab of rail bridges and rail facilities.


-$2-3 billion to replace tracks not addresses during SafeTrack, installing new track as necessary.


-$1-2 billion to replace 276 escalators and 97 elevators, new station at Potomac Yard and Silver Line Phase 2, plus an examination of how passengers move through the busiest stations.

Design and Engineering

-Identifying the next generation of capital projects, including Red Line water remediation and the Rosslyn Tunnel.

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