For the first time in 8 1/2 months, it was business as usual at Metro's Dupont Circle south entrance, with no construction equipment or maintenance crews to be seen as officials opened three new escalators at the busy subway station.
Daily-deal provider LivingSocial delivered a clutch hit for the Washington Nationals and the District on Thursday by offering to pay for extended Metro train service in October, if needed, when the ballclub enters the playoffs for the first time in decades.
D.C. developer Warren C. Williams Jr. was on his way to a project meeting in 2007 at Metro's headquarters when he got a call telling him that D.C. Council member Jim Graham, a Metro board member and chairman of the council's real estate committee, was displeased.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's expenditure of $88 million in overtime pay largely because of its inability to find qualified job applicants and a lack of D.C. residents in its workforce is troublesome to two members of the D.C. Council, who said Metro has to do more to correct those and other problems.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's policy of forbidding employees from speaking to the media is at odds with a law designed to reduce impropriety at transit agencies by protecting insiders who bring concerns to light, an expert said.
Track work on Metrorail lines will be suspended during cherry blossom season, officials said, to avoid major delays for the thousands of additional riders expected to celebrate the District's unofficial start to spring.
A Metro revenue technician and police officer have been accused of systematically stealing thousands of dollars in coins from stations throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia said Thursday.
A top manager at Metro created a $140,000-a-year job for a friend whose California-based company had received stimulus funds and contracts from the transit agency — including one for $50,000 that paid for the design of a single banner hanging in Metro's downtown headquarters.