FILE -In this Monday, July 26, 2010 file photo, a Washington, D.C. Metro bus is parked, in Washington. For decades, the economy in and around the Capital Beltway has benefited from the

 

              FILE -In this Monday, July 26, 2010 file photo, a Washington, D.C. Metro bus is parked, in Washington. For decades, the economy in and around the Capital Beltway has benefited from the
FILE -In this Monday, July 26, 2010 file photo, a Washington, D.C. Metro bus is parked, 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/Drew Angerer, File)