Northwest DC neighborhood voices concern with Metro’s proposal to subsidize late night Uber rides

Adams Morgan’s ANC Commission believes the proposal could lead to more traffic in the neighborhood.

WASHINGTON — One D.C. neighborhood has voiced its concern with a Metro proposal to help late night workers impacted by its service hours.

In March, Metro proposed subsidizing trips for late night workers who use taxis or ride share companies like Uber and Lyft.

The agency said between midnight and 4 a.m., it would look into paying the first three dollars of a worker’s fare, up to a maximum of 10 trips per week.

Late night workers expressed their concern with Metro in 2016 when the transit service decided to cut its late night hours.

READ: Metro could start subsidizing your late-night Uber by this summer if you qualify

On Wednesday, Adams Morgan’s ANC commission, ANC 1C, voted on a resolution to oppose Metro’s proposal.

The commission said it was concerned that subsidized rides could lead to even more traffic in Adams Morgan’s already congested roads.

“It just feels counter intuitive,” said ANC Commissioner Bridget Pooley. “The whole point of WMATA is that we’re creating a safe way for many many people to use mass transit to move to the city without adding cars to the road.”

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