With some Metro commuters abandoning the rails to avoid the delays caused by the SafeTrack plan, some people are turning to the roads to get to work. But the evidence suggests the gridlock may not be too bad — at least not yet.
The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill increasing the city's minimum wage to $15 by 2020. The tipped wage would also go up, from $2.77 to $5, over the same time period. Mayor Muriel Bowser supports the bill.
Metro managed to get through the first rush hour under the SafeTrack maintenance blitz without any major hangups, providing tolerable service on the Orange and Silver Lines in Northern Virginia on Monday morning.
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