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Major Overhaul For Metro Overseers

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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.

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The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

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