Testimony recently released by the NTSB from Metro’s fatal smoke incident paints a chaotic scene. Confusion and miscommunication kept the train operator from returning the train to the station, even as he reported passengers in extreme distress. (Post)
Governors McAuliffe and Hogan announced plans to eliminate Confederate flag license plates. Prior to a recent Supreme Court ruling, both states were under order to issue the plates. (Post)
Recent renovations to DC’s public aquarium, the Aquatic Resources Education Center in Southeast, will make it easier to bring free programs like boating, fishing, and wildlife education to kids. (elevationDC)
Ahead of the curve
The site of last month’s deadly Amtrak crash is on one of the curviest stretches of track between Washington and Boston. Amtrak has big plans for its curves and aging bridges to improve safety and cut trip time. (NYT)
This interactive map explores the history of housing segregation in the District. (Technical.ly/DC) … DC ranks as the 2nd most lenient state when it comes to DUI enforcement. (WalletHub) … McDonald’s revealed the McBike, a prototype for bicycle-friendly burger and fries packaging. (thm, WIRED)
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