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Topic - Jack Requa
Mayor Vincent C. Gray touted his signature job program on Wednesday by meeting with D.C. residents vying for Metro bus driver positions, an event that highlighted the "extremely low" number of city residents working at the transit agency.
Metro officials hope to improve rider satisfaction this month in part with the oddly appealing scent of glue and fresh plastic — otherwise known as that new-car smell — when they roll out 152 new buses.
"We're taking less-reliable buses off the street and providing a much more reliable piece of equipment," Mr. Requa said.
The new buses are hybrid-electric models and about 3,000 pounds lighter, "which can save a lot of money by increasing our mileage," Jack Requa, a Metro assistant general manager, said Tuesday.