A man fell off the platform at Pentagon City Metro. An Annandale woman and her father in his 70s immediately pulled him to safety. (Post) Twitter
No one wants the middle seat
In a study of passenger behavior in the NYC subway system, the Transportation Research Board finds that riders like to stand near a door, prefer vertical poles to overhead bars and avoid middle seats. TRB’s recommended layout replaces bench-style seats with “airline” seats at both ends of the car. (Wired) Twitter
Move Constitution Avenue?
The US Institute of Peace wants to move part of Constitution Avenue, or really the on-ramp to I-66 past its new building, because there’s too much “noise and vibration.” Still unclear is who would pay for this, where the new ramp would be, and why they didn’t anticipate the noise before. (NBC4) Twitter
The Gray administration announced pay raises totaling 13% over the next 4 years for about 23,000 city employees, about two-thirds of the total workforce. Unions representing police, firefighters and teachers have not yet reached agreements with the city. (Post) Twitter
Philadelphia is considering launching bike sharing as soon as fall 2014. DC and Boston experts offer advice from experience: go big in the first phase, put stations in low-income neighborhoods, offer subsidized memberships. (Next City) Twitter