Federal Budget Bill Includes $150M for Metro

WASHINGTON — Metro would get its full promised federal funding through October, under the draft version of the federal funding bill that is expected to come up for a vote in Congress later this week, a Congressional source said.

The draft funding measure provides all $150 million in special annual federal contributions.

The yearly grant for Metro is scheduled to run out next year, but Metro supporters considering financial plans for the system’s future are counting on the money to be renewed beyond that time frame.

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