Major Overhaul For Metro Overseers | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Major Overhaul For Metro Overseers

Play associated audio

By David Schultz

The job of the Tri-State Oversight Committee - or TOC - is to make sure Metro is safe and reliable. But the TOC has little authority to force Metro to make changes. It doesn't even have an office or any full-time employees.

That's about to change.

In response to an audit from the Federal Transit Administration, the TOC says it will make significant changes. It will hire one full-time employee and one part-time employee, paid for with funds from Maryland, D.C. and Virginia.

The TOC also says its members will undergo more extensive training. And, in the future, they'll report more information to federal transit authorities.

NPR

Mia Wasikowska On The Sounds Of Camels And The Lure Of Travel

Melissa Block talks with actress Mia Wasikowska about her new film, Tracks, which follows a woman on a long journey with only camels and a dog for company.
NPR

Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.
NPR

Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
NPR

Some Tech Firms Capitalize On Privacy

Steve Henn of NPR's Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It's pay for service. What a concept.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.