WAMU 88.5 : News

Busy Day For Metro Board Of Directors

Play associated audio

The Metro Board of Directors is expected to name Richard Sarles as its new, permanent general manager Thursday morning. But that's not all it's expected to do.

In addition to the general manager appointment, the board will also deal with the fallout from a train crash that took place in the Falls Church Rail Yard a little more than a year ago.

Back in late 2009, two Metro trains collided, damaging eight rail cars and totaling four more. No passengers were on board at the time.

Now, Metro's determined the total cost of repairing those cars, or at least the ones that can be repaired -- more than $8 million.

Also Thursday afternoon, the board will consider changing its own policies in response to criticism from the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Metro Riders Advisory Council.

NPR

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.
NPR

Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
NPR

NPR Politics Lunchbox: Concerns in Cleveland, 'Funny-Looking People'

Our favorite 2016 news and stories of the day curated from NPR and around the web.
NPR

Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.

Leave a Comment

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