Today’s Headlines

  • DC-Area Leaders Hate the Idea of Prolonged Metro Shutdowns – But They Accept It (WaPo)
  • GGW On How Such Shutdowns Could Work With Substitute Transit Routes
  • Why Has the U.S. Let Its Transit Slip This Far? (The Conversation)
  • How Massachusetts’ Unlikely Transit Boss Is Making It Work (Gov Tech)
  • North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law May Compel Feds to Withhold Transpo Funding (WSOC)
  • Christie Vows No Fare Hike for NJ Transit Commuters (AP)
  • Cost of Building Maryland’s Purple Line May Exceed Initial Estimate (Washington Biz Journal)
  • Judge Greenlights Uber Surge-Pricing Lawsuit (Bloomberg)
  • Portland-Area Employers Speak Out on Southwest Corridor Transit Decisions (Oregon Metro)

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D.C. Metro Shutdown Should Be a Wakeup Call: Spend Smart on Transit

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Today’s emergency 24-hour shutdown of the D.C. Metro system is a transit embarrassment of epic proportions. The shutdown follows an electrical fire in a subway tunnel Monday, and will allow for system-wide safety inspections. Metro has been under federal control following a smoke inhalation death caused by a similar problem last year. David Alpert at Greater Greater Washington wonders how the region’s […]

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Today’s emergency 24-hour shutdown of the D.C. Metro system is a transit embarrassment of epic proportions. The shutdown follows an electrical fire in a subway tunnel Monday, and will allow for system-wide safety inspections. Metro has been under federal control following a smoke inhalation death caused by a similar problem last year. David Alpert at Greater Greater Washington wonders how the region’s […]

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