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Metro fare hikes would only partially cover $88m in new employees

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Metro is seeking to spend $88 million to hire 1,013 workers in its budget proposal, outstripping the extra revenue the agency expects from proposed fare increases. Metro board member Tom Downs called it the largest expansion in the agency's history, pushing the head count over 12,000. A decade ago, Metro had fewer than 10,000 workers. But Downs and other board members questioned on Thursday...

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