As one of Metro's "jurisdictions," the federal government makes four appointments to the board. The legislation, pushed by the D.C.-area Senate delegation, would move that authority from the General Services Administration to the secretary of Transportation.
The interim general manager of the second-busiest commuter rail system in America officially conceded what many riders and outside observers have been saying: Consistently poor service is pushing customers away.
Council member Vincent Orange says the theme of "Justice or Else!" is about using the minority community's economic power to better effect. The march will mark the 20th anniversary of Louis Farrakhan's 1995 event.
D.C. has more than 1,100 vacant buildings, many in some of the city's trendiest neighborhoods. Why don't property owners do something with the houses, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and why doesn't the city crack down?
Metro's dimly lit stations and damp leaky walls are the perfect environment for a fern species dating back 65 million years. But does the ferns' presence indicate maintenance problems in Washington's subway system?
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