CSG in the News: Metro’s Financial Crisis Demands Leadership from D.C. But the Prospect of New Taxes is Making Politicians Skittish.

September 29, 2023 | Alex Koma | Washington City Paper

“I think they’re frustrated with having to lead the way, but I do think it is so much easier for the District to lead on this,” says Stewart Schwartz, the executive director of the influential Coalition for Smarter Growth and a veteran of many Metro funding debates.

“Just by the nature of the different government structures [in Maryland and Virginia], it’s easier for D.C. to come to a consensus. I also think D.C. has to acknowledge that Metro is more critical to them, perhaps than any other jurisdiction, both for people in the city and people coming to the city.”