Pope Francis has arrived in DC, and maybe he’ll bless Metro! Cell service could get spotty because lots of people will be uploading photos and video at once; try texting and charge your battery. (City Paper, DCist)
All the encouragement to stay home seems to have worked; Metro is seeing lighter ridership than normal, and traffic is light as well. However, there were more train problems on both the Orange and
Over 250 people got stuck on a Green Line train that lost power in a tunnel near Petworth yesterday. It took over an hour to get everyone off and much longer to restore full Green and Yellow line service. (Post)
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WMATA says it will hire a general manager by the end of 2015, but Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe is tired of waiting. A private company going this long without a CEO would go out of business, he says. (Post)
Expensive housing is nothing new in the US; the percentage of their income renters pay for housing has been rising for 5 decades. A big reason is that land costs have risen while wages haven’t. WIll there be a tipping point? (Post)
Police just arrested a driver who, in August, hit a woman on foot on Southern Avenue then fled the scene. A similar crime happened on the same block in April, and the driver from that one will be sentenced this month. (City Paper)
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