Metro releases budget for 2015-16 fiscal year

Metro released the proposed $5.6-billion budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1 and runs through June 30, 2016. The Metro Board of Directors will consider the budget at their May round of meetings. The budget is also online at

In one sentence, the news you probably care most about: the budget does NOT propose any fare increases or service cuts in the next fiscal year.

Below are links to recent coverage of the budget and related issues on the Source. The podcast and the budget basics posts are both good places to start for those who want to know more about where Metro gets its money and how it gets spent.


Podcast: Metro’s $5.5-billion budget

Video: Metro’s budget forum

PowerPoint: paying for maintenance in Metro’s upcoming budget

PowerPoint: Metro budget basics

PowerPoint: Metro’s ridership challenges

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