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Resource ID: #22628
Subject: Transportation
Source: Washington Post
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Date: 06/05/2005; 06/06/2005, 06/07/2005; 06/08/2005

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In late 2004 the Washingon Metro system was granted money to upgrade its system. Of that money, reporters discovered that roughly $1 billion was squandered. Often the new equipment was worse than the old, the old equipment that was fixed up came out worse, and there was a high increase of overtime costs. The Metro managers had hidden this from its board members and funders.

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