FILE -In this Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 file photo, a passenger gets off a red-line train at the Farragut North Metro Station in Washington. For decades, the economy in and around the Capi

 

              FILE -In this Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 file photo, a passenger gets off a red-line train at the Farragut North Metro Station in Washington.  For decades, the economy in and around the Capi
FILE -In this Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 file photo, a passenger gets off a red-line train at the Farragut North Metro Station in Washington. For decades, the economy in and around the Capital Beltway has benefited from the growth of the federal government. Now, as automatic federal budget cuts kick in, those same communities are bracing to take a disproportionate hit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)