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Metro: Riders' fares to cover 42% of Silver Line costs in first 3 years

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Metro is forecasting that the first segment of the Silver Line currently under construction will cost $112 million to operate over the next three years, including fuel and energy costs.  But riders' fares are expected to pay for only $47 million of that, leaving an estimated $65 million bill on the table for local jurisdictions and taxpayers. Even once the trains run for a full year -- expected...

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