Posts Tagged ‘Subway’

During Shutdown, Fast Food Workers in Government Buildings Are Shit Out of Luck

While plenty of furloughed federal workers are packing bars during the shutdown, flashing government IDs to snag deals on beers and tacos, another segment of the local workforce has found itself out of a job without the hope of receiving back pay, or even the dignity of being "furloughed." For the workers who staff independently [...]

The Needle: We’re Here, We’re Divorced, Get Used To It Edition

Divorce Equality: When the District passed a law allowing same-sex marriages a few years ago, it was cause for great rejoicing. Some of the marriages, though, don't appear to have kept the joy going. So now the D.C. Council is looking into easing divorces for same-sex marriages where neither partner lives in a jurisdiction where [...]

Metro Wins!

No, those train brake fumes aren’t making you hallucinate: Metro really did win a gold medal for its trophy case.
On Friday, Metro’s five-person train crew took home the American Public Transit Association’s Rail Transit Team Achievement Award at APTA’s International Rail Rodeo competition. Twelve teams—including transit employees from Denver, San Francisco, [...]

Photo: The BLUES line

© 2011 Don Harris
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Morning Roundup: Crowded, Uncrashworthy Sweatbox Edition

Area Metro riders are predicatably less than thrilled at yesterday's passage of "the most expansive fare hike in the history of the transit agency," perhaps none more disgruntled than 30-year-old Michael Wasson of Cleveland Park, who told WaPo:
"My position would be, if we need to pay a little more, that's fine, but is this really paying for Metro to [...]

Our Morning Roundup: When It Comes to Phelps, Only Bad News Matters

Good morning, City Desk readers, and welcome to another Freedom Friday! How about this "heat wave," enh? ENH?
Michael Phelps, Olympiad and hero to long-necked people everywhere, crashed his Escalade in Baltimore last night. To give you an impression of how bad the accident was, here's WaPo's headline: "Phelps Uninjured in Two-Vehicle Crash." There wasn't enough [...]

Seven Metro Crash Victims Identified

WaPo's Dr. Gridlock blogged the identities of seven of the nine who died in yesterday's Red Line crash:

Jeanice McMillan, 42, of Springfield (train operator)

Major General David F. Wherley, Jr., former commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters, District of Columbia National Guard, and his wife Ann, both 62
Lavonda King, 23
Dennis Hawkins, 64
Mary Doolittle, 59
Anna Fernandez, 40

Per Cherkis, [...]

Our Morning Roundup

* In case you missed her: Washington Post's Howard Kurtz on Palin's Katie Couric interview. "Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in her third interview since joining the Republican presidential ticket, licked her finger and stuck it in the air, saying that Sen. Barack Obama might wait and "see what way the political wind's blowing" on the [...]

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