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There may be a message for Congress in the way Virginia handled transportation funding during the legislative session that ended Saturday.
In the long term, the massive transportation package approved by Virginia's General Assembly will have very little impact on tolls.
Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin headlined a news conference at a Metro facility in Hyattsville Tuesday, saying that if Congress does not pass a long term transportation bill -- which would provide federal funding for highway and public transit programs -- key maintenance projects on Metro will be put on hold.
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner is calling on the House of Representatives to act on a Senate transportation bill before the government's authority to spend money on transportation and levy fuel taxes expires.
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'Transit systems all across the country can't keep balancing their budget shortfalls on the backs of riders.'