Metro's Early Weekend Closing Plan Moves Forward | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Metro's Early Weekend Closing Plan Moves Forward

Play associated audio

This morning at a meeting of its board of directors, Metro will formally outline a plan to move its weekend closing time back by three hours – from 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays to midnight.

The region's many bars and restaurants –- especially those in the District -– are vehemently opposed to this, but Metro's executives say it will give them more time to do badly-needed track work. They say closing three hours earlier would allow them to finish the work in half the time.

Metro's board will also hear about efforts to contain the costs of MetroAccess, its service for people with disabilities. Metro says, in the past decade and a half, the cost of this service has grown by more than 600 percent.

NPR

Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Indelible Bond In 'Most Wanted Man'

The late actor hit his peak in the adaptation of John le Carre's 2008 novel. The movie isn't a clean piece of storytelling, but Hoffman connects with viewers on a level most actors never approach.
NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
NPR

Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.
NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

Leave a Comment

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