Dedicating Revenue to the Capital Needs of WMATA

Testimony

Dedicating Revenue to the Capital Needs of WMATA

Testimony of Rudolph Penner before the Committee on Public Works and the Environment Council of the District of Columbia
May 5, 2005

Abstract

The subway and bus system serving metropolitan Washington, D.C., faces a funding gap of $2.4 billion over the next 10 years. Rudolph Penner, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and the chair of a panel looking into shoring up the transit system's finances, testified before a committee of the District of Columbia Council about using a sales tax or other dedicated revenue source to raise the missing funds.

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