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The Washington, D.C. Metro: Death by coronavirus?

The National Interest, March 9, 2021

March 9, 2021

The Washington, D.C. Metro: Death by coronavirus?

“Like the airlines, public transit systems have a massive investment in facilities and capital equipment as well as big payrolls, and the collapse in fare revenue has hurt them every bit as much as the drop in air traffic has hurt the airlines. … Like support for the airlines, federal support to tide transit systems over until ridership rebounds is crucial, and Biden’s stimulus package contains such funds,” Jan Brueckner, an economics professor at the University of California Irvine, said.