After two days of delays on the Red Line, Metro GM Richard Sarles apologized to customers and offered refunds. Meanwhile, Mayor Gray took to Twitter to steer criticism toward WMATA board member Muriel Bowser. (Post, City Paper)
The operator of the dynamically-priced toll lanes has released new usage data. Among the findings: women and drivers under 45 are heavy users, and despite the “Lexus Lanes” moniker, Toyotas are most common. (WTOP)
Not your father’s Beltway commute
Changes in job growth patterns are pushing traditional rush-hour commuting congestion further from the urban core as more commuters live and work in the outer suburbs. (WBJ)
DC area as Millennial magnet
Thanks to low unemployment, members of Generation Y flocked to the region in the post-crash years from 2010 to 2012. This age group had actually been leaving metropolitan Washington prior to the recession. (WAMU)
Is community organizing a jobs engine?
A new study suggests that community organizing can be a powerful boost for local economies by leveraging spending toward transit and infrastructure projects that create jobs and boost GDP. (Rooflines)