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The DC Council enacted legislation to replace Tom Downs with Corbett Price on the WMATA board. Mayor Bowser handpicked Price, a healthcare consultant with no transit experience, to fix Metro’s financial problems. (Post) Twitter
After seven months, Metro’s Metroway bus has exceeded ridership projections, serving 23% more riders than the bus line it replaced. Metroway runs partially in bus-only lanes with frequent service. (Alexandria Times) Twitter
The Amalgamated Transit Union says that DC Streetcar fired one-third of their employees for trying to organize a union. The union wants Mayor Bowser to fire the streetcar managers and hand the entire program over to WMATA. (AFL-CIO) Twitter
Montgomery County Executive Leggett’s new budget proposes more Capital Bikeshare stations, an increase in Bethesda circulator service, and a new funding structure for the struggling Bethesda parking district. (BethesdaNow) Twitter
A bipartisan group of congressmen introduced a bill to increase federal commuter benefits by $105 for transit and by $15 for cycling. Commuters would also be able to use the benefit on bikeshare. (TheWashCycle) Twitter
A pilot program in Atlanta will give commuters $2 in express lane toll credits for every bus trip they take on I-85. The program seeks to reduce the number of cars on the road during rush hour. (NextCity) Twitter