Transit workers and their allies are opposing drastic cuts and layoffs proposed by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. They’ll be speaking out during the public comment portion of WMATA’s Board meeting today at 11a (see Calendar). “The proposed cuts not only harm our membership,” says ATU Local 689, which is coordinating the effort, “but also the people who make use of the system throughout this region." The transit unions warn that the proposed cuts to the Metro system would limit access, harm the local economy and eliminate good-paying middle class jobs. “We cannot cut our way to a better system,” said Local 689.