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The D.C. metro is losing $400k in revenue for every weekday of the government shutdown

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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is losing $400,000 in fares and parking revenue for every weekday that the shutdown drags on, according to a letter Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) shared on Twitter Thursday night.

In addition to the revenue losses, the government shutdown has left WMATA with $33 million in unreimbursed expenses. The letter Warner shared from transit authority officials this week estimated that, should the shutdown continue through the end of January, WMATA expects that funding gap to balloon to an estimated $50 million.

Holy smokes. @WMATA is losing $400,000 PER WEEKDAY due to the shutdown. That revenue loss doesn’t even include federal funds that are on hold because the Department of Transportation is shut down. This has got to stop. pic.twitter.com/CbMDqbyYU6

— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) January 17, 2019

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