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Poll: What do you think of budget battle over Potomac Yard and Metro funding?

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin,Dec. 13, 2023 (staff photo by James Cullum)

Plans for an increase in Metro funding could be in peril as part of the battle over the new Potomac Yard arena.

This weekend, Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), chair of the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee, stripped additional Metro funding from the State Senate’s proposed budget, the Washington Post reported.

Lucas said Metro has “not done a good job of managing their resources” and called for more reform within the transit organization before Virginia would increase its funding. It’s a position that ironically mirrors Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s before the Potomac Yard arena announcement. Since then, Youngkin has said he would be more amenable to increased funding to Metro — which currently faces a $750 million shortfall.

Metro leadership previously said the shortfall could lead to 67 bus routes being cut, 2,300 layoffs, and 10 closed Metro stations — including the Potomac Yard Metro station.

Metro General Manager Randy Clarke and Paul Smedberg, former Alexandria City Council member and Chairman of the WMATA Board of Directors, shared a picture earlier today of a meeting with Lucas and said they were continuing to engage in discussions about Metro.

The deadline for a budget is — generally — the adjourning of the legislative session on March 9.

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