The metropolitan Washington region’s elected officials and other leaders are looking to rely more on public transit as they plan for the future. That means expanding and improving service on Metrorail, bus lines, and commuter rail. The challenge is that it’s expensive both to build and operate transit. Plus, it takes a long time to construct or renovate rail lines, bridges, and tunnels, and to alter roadways to allow for express bus service. Three regional leaders join host Robert McCartney to discuss big ideas (and challenges) for the region to consider in part two of a three-episode series on the region’s future.
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