Metro’s General Manager explained the need for these measures with significant financial losses.
Metro, the U.S. capital’s public transportation company, proposes to stop weekend subway travel, close 19 stations and cut bus routes in half in order to save money.
This was reported in The Washington Post.
According to the Washington Post, these proposals are outlined in the company’s draft budget for the next fiscal year.
Metro’s general manager Paul Widefeld explained the need for these measures by the significant financial losses the company has suffered because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The proposed restrictions, he explained, would reduce operating costs by $500 million planned for next year.