Metro has extended the public comment period on the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget for one week. Public feedback will be accepted online at wmata.com/budget or by mail through 9 a.m. on Monday, March 9.
The extension allows extra time for individuals to review the full 290-page budget book, parts of which have been updated to ensure full compatibility with screen reader technology for the visually impaired. The accessibility updates do not affect the content of the budget book, which has not changed.
The Board considers public comment prior to making key decisions about the budget, along with fare and service changes. Any Board-approved fare or service changes will begin on or around July 1, 2020.
For those without access to computers or internet, testimony may also be mailed to:
Office of the Board Secretary
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
600 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
All comments must be received by the Office of the Board Secretary by 9 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2020 to be included in the public record.
The comments received by the Office of the Board Secretary, along with the survey results and public hearing comments, will be presented to the Board and will be part of the official public hearing record. Please note all statements are releasable to the public upon request, and may be posted on WMATA’s website, without change, including any personal information provided.
For those who do not have access to computers or internet, copies of the docket in its entirety can be requested from Metro’s Office of the Board Secretary by calling 202-962-2511, and are available for inspection during normal business hours at Metro’s Headquarters at 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Please call 202-962-2511 in advance to schedule an appointment.
All comments received are releasable to the public upon request, and may be posted on WMATA’s website, without change, including any personal information you provide.