Metro cancels vote on free rides for federal workers

The WMATA board has cancelled its vote on giving federal workers free rides during the partial government shutdown following President Trump's announcement that the government will re-open for three weeks.

Pending the vote, Metro was poised to begin giving federal workers free rides as soon as Monday.

Congress, Trump reach temporary deal to end government shutdown

The government will reopen without funding for Trump's promised wall along the country's southern border Mexico.

But he hinted that he was still considering taking unilateral action if efforts to come up with money for his wall fail. "I have a very powerful alternative, but I didn't want to use it at this time," he said.

The WMATA board has not indicated whether it will consider voting on free rides again if the government shuts down again.