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Examiner Local Editorial: Transit officials out of touch with financial reality

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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority needs $13.2 billion in capital replacement costs by 2020 -- just seven years from now -- to repair and replace its aging tracks and rail cars. Undaunted by the magnitude of this financial challenge, Metro officials have come up with a $26 billion "wish list" to expand a 103-mile system they can't afford to keep in good working order, despite...

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