The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) unveiled proposed fiscal 2019 capital and operating budgets this week. They depend upon an additional $64 million from Maryland over the current year.
The budgets, combined, total $3.1 billion. The proposed capital budget of $1.279 billion includes $787 million from its jurisdiction-members, including Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Maryland’s share rises from $223 million in fiscal 2018 to $271 million in fiscal 2019. The proposed $1.837 billion operating budget includes $380 million from Maryland, $16.3 million more than in fiscal 2018. That increase is split between Montgomery and Prince George’s.
WMATA indicates that the proposed budget does not include any fare increases or service reductions.